FERC Rule Only Tip Of Iceberg In Gas-Electric Divide

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 7:08 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently took a step to improve communication between the natural gas and electricity industries, but experts say insufficient gas infrastructure and the nonalignment of gas and electricity markets will be thornier issues for the commission to deal with as the U.S. gas boom whets the appetite for more gas-fired power.

On Friday, FERC finalized Order No. 787, which authorizes interstate natural gas pipeline and electric transmission operators to voluntarily share nonpublic, operational information in order to ensure reliability and integrity of their systems as they increasingly become intertwined.

"Electricity suppliers using gas-fired generation want the lowest...

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