Both independent and major producers are concerned that FERC’sproposed rulemaking on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), whichseeks to extend to virtually all OCS gas pipelines some form oflighter handed regulation, is the first step in a Commission planto entirely abandon its Natural Gas Act (NGA) regulation ofoffshore jurisdictional pipelines.
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Although no panic buttons have been pushed yet, the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) is getting increasingly worried about the recent lack of activity on its gas futures contract. There has been no estimated volume since July 29, and as a result, open interest has been stuck at 669 positions.
Although no panic buttons are being pushed yet, the Kansas CityBoard of Trade (KCBT) is getting increasingly worried about therecent lack of activity on its gas futures contract. There has beenno estimated volume since July 29, and as a result, open interesthas been stuck at 669 positions.
Alliance CEO Dennis Cornelson reiterated yesterday he’s not theslightest bit concerned about upstream gas supply problems puttinga damper on Alliance throughput once the the pipeline isconstructed. “Thinking about that very issue over the years, Ithink that it’s clear that with the higher gas prices that arebeing realized and the relatively low prices for oil at this timethat there will be real focus on natural gas exploration anddevelopment over the next several years.