Federal

Conference Planned on Northeast Quadrant Gas Demand

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday approved aninitiative calling for it to conduct an inquiry into projecteddemand for natural gas in the Northeast quadrant of the UnitedStates and the corresponding need for new pipeline capacity in theregion.

April 15, 1999

FERC Considers Review of Eastern Gas Demand

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is considering callingon government and industry resources to help make its ownassessment of the future demand outlook for natural gas in theeastern half of the United States and the need for new pipelinecapacity, Chairman James Hoecker said last week.

April 12, 1999

Industry Brief

The White House has given the green-light to the renomination ofCommissioner Curt Hebert Jr. for a full five-year term at theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission. “It’s my understanding thatthey’ve signed off on my nomination,” Hebert told NGI.SenateMajority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) sent a letter to the White Housein January seeking his renomination. The Senate EnergyCommitteeis expected to schedule a hearing after Congress returns fromrecess in mid-April, at which time it will begin to schedule ahearing.

April 12, 1999

FERC Eyes Inquiry of Projected Gas Demand in East

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled on itsmeeting agenda for next week a policy statement initiative aimed attaking a realistic assessment of the future demand outlook fornatural gas in the eastern half of the United States.

April 9, 1999

Vector Gets Environmental Nod at FERC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted finalenvironmental approval to the U.S. portion of Vector Pipeline,moving it within one step of receiving certification. TheCommission’s action comes in the wake of the National EnergyBoard’s final approval of the Canadian leg of the project.

April 7, 1999

White House ‘Signs Off’ On Hebert Renomination

The White House has given the green-light to the renomination ofCommissioner Curt Hebert Jr. for a full five-year term at theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission.

April 5, 1999

Final Complaint Rule To Debut at FERC

All eyes will be on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionthis week as it looks to unveil its final rulemaking on thelong-awaited complaint procedures. With this scheduled action, itwill clear away the first of numerous major initiatives on itsplate.

March 29, 1999

Final Complaint Rule to Debut at FERC

All eyes will be on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionthis week as it looks to unveil its final rulemaking on thelong-awaited complaint procedures. With this scheduled action, itwill clear away the first of numerous major initiatives on itsplate.

March 29, 1999

CMS Settles with FTC, Acquisitions to Close Soon

CMS Energy settled Federal Trade Commission charges on Fridaythat threaten to hold up its acquisition of Panhandle Eastern andTrunkline Pipeline from Duke Energy. The FTC charged the purchasewould limit pipeline competition in 54 counties in Michigan. Thesettlement allows CMS to close the deal basically unchanged, but itdid delay the closing by many weeks, a CMS official said.

March 22, 1999

CMS Finally Gets FTC Approval

CMS Energy settled charges from the Federal Trade CommissionFriday that its acquisition of Panhandle Eastern and TrunklinePipeline limited competition for natural gas in 54 counties inMichigan. The settlement allows CMS to close the deal basicallyunchanged, but it did delay the closing by many weeks, a CMSofficial said.

March 22, 1999