Complaint

Wellinghoff Overrides ALJ in ROE Overrecovery Proceeding

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, acting as Motions Commissioner, Tuesday overrturned and stayed decisions by an administrative law judge (ALJ) in a Section 5 complaint proceeding involving Northern Natural Gas Co.

April 29, 2010

FERC Trial Staff Called On the Carpet Over Pipeline Complaint Proceeding

An administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered FERC trial staff to show cause why it should not be sanctioned for failing to turn over documents in a complaint proceeding involving Northern Natural Gas Co. despite his repeated request.

April 16, 2010

FERC Trial Staff Called On the Carpet Over Pipeline Complaint Proceeding

An administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered FERC trial staff to show cause why it should not be sanctioned for failing to turn over documents in a complaint proceeding involving Northern Natural Gas Co. despite his repeated request.

April 16, 2010

CUB Files Complaint Against Marketer for ‘Misleading Sales Tactics’

Consumer watchdog group The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Monday it is filing a complaint with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) against retail gas marketer U.S. Energy Savings Corp. for deceptive sales tactics, including posing as gas utility representatives.

April 25, 2006

PG&E: Calpine Affiliates Violated FERC Market Behavior Rules

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) last Tuesday used a complaint filed with FERC to allege violations of the Commission’s market behavior rules by two generator affiliates of bankrupt Calpine Corp. — Delta Energy Center LLC and Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility LLC.

March 6, 2006

EnCana Calls FERC’s Proposed Anti-Manipulation Standard ‘Vague, Oversimplified’

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s proposed standard as to what would constitute prohibited behavior in natural gas markets in the future is “highly vague,” says EnCana Marketing (USA) Inc. It urged the agency not only to reject the proposed standard, but to defer further action on it until the investigations into the market behavior of gas suppliers have been completed.

August 15, 2003

Judge Dismisses Complaint against Duke Energy over Round Trip Trades

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina dismissed a consolidated class action lawsuit against Duke Energy that alleged breach of fiduciary duty related to the company’s retirement savings plan and the impact on Duke Energy common stock by the company’s disclosure of 89 round-trip gas and power trades.

June 30, 2003

Cal-PX Asks FERC for Guidance in Distributing $1 Billion of Collateral

In responding to a complaint from British Columbia-based Powerex to have its collateral returned, the defunct and bankruptcy-restricted California Power Exchange (Cal-PX) fired back last Tuesday asking FERC to set generic guidelines on the distribution of nearly $1 billion in collateral from about 30 energy merchant sector participants that is held under Cal-PX’s caretaker administration. Cal-PX has made this same request in two other individual collateral cases brought before the Powerex one.

March 24, 2003

FR Shippers Say ALJ’s El Paso Ruling Affects Conversion

A FERC judge’s ruling in an El Paso Natural Gas complaint proceeding last month raises questions about the basis for the Commission’s action in ordering full-requirements (FR) shippers on the El Paso system to convert to contract-demand (CD) service next March, two large FR customers said. They asked FERC for a rehearing on the conversion order in light of the judge’s ruling.

October 14, 2002

FR Shippers Say ALJ’s El Paso Ruling Affects Conversion

A FERC judge’s ruling in an El Paso Natural Gas complaint proceeding last month raises questions about the basis for the Commission’s action in ordering full-requirements (FR) shippers on the El Paso system to convert to contract-demand (CD) service next March, two large FR customers said. They asked FERC for a rehearing on the conversion order in light of the judge’s ruling.

October 9, 2002