The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has extended the response time to July 12 on a show cause order issued to Total Gas & Power North America Inc. (TGPNA) for alleged market manipulation. The show cause order was issued April 28 and had included just 30 days to respond. TGPNA is challenging the FERC’s jurisdiction to pursue the case at all in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (see Daily GPI, May 3). The company had asked for an extension until the later of 45 days after the federal district court issues an order resolving the threshold jurisdictional issues or 60 days beyond the current due date. The Commission responded with the July 12 date and said the Office of Enforcement staff shall have a 45 day extension of time to file a reply with the Commission (making the reply due 75 days after respondents’ answer is filed).
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