Minding FERC's Tying Prohibition

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the wake of the country’s economic crisis, natural gas prices have dropped and the ability of many companies to obtain bank loans has become more difficult. Keeping an acceptable debt/equity ratio on the balance sheet has also become a challenge.

Facing these issues, some natural gas energy companies may find it necessary to sell or monetize some of their gas supply assets.

Where such assets may include gas supply or other transportation agreements associated with rights to firm transportation capacity on interstate pipelines, buyers and...
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