Gas Pipeline Co. Asks FERC To Toss Rate Investigation

Law360, Washington (July 2, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Viking Gas Transmission Co. urged an administrative law judge on Tuesday to stop the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from investigating whether the natural gas pipeline operator inappropriately distributed some costs among customer rates, saying the commission is ignoring a 2002 settlement that approved the cost allocation.

Although FERC has alleged the interstate natural gas pipeline operator may be overrecovering their costs by charging customers unjust and unreasonable rates, Viking maintained during Tuesday's oral arguments that the commission has provided no evidence to bolster their claims and...
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