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Kelliher to Step Aside as FERC Chairman, Remain Commissioner

FERC Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher, who was tapped as agency head by President Bush more than three years ago, announced last Wednesday that he will step down as chairman effective Jan. 20, the day the government reverts to Democratic leadership, but he will continue to serve as a commissioner while he pursues job opportunities outside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

January 12, 2009

Kelliher to Step Down as FERC Chairman

FERC Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher, who was tapped as agency head by President Bush more than three years ago, announced Wednesday that he will step down as chairman effective Jan. 20, the day the government reverts to Democratic leadership, but he will continue to serve as a commissioner while he pursues job opportunities outside of the Commission.

January 8, 2009

Senator Wants Position Limits on Contracts Held By Speculators

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) on Friday introduced legislation that would set position limits on all food- and energy-related contracts held by financial speculators, including over-the-counter (OTC) holdings and futures positions on foreign exchanges.

July 14, 2008

Senator Wants Position Limits on Contracts Held By Speculators

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) Friday introduced legislation that would set position limits on all food- and energy-related contracts held by financial speculators, including over-the-counter (OTC) holdings and futures positions on foreign exchanges.

July 14, 2008

Kelliher Cautions: ‘We Can’t Use Gas for Everything’

FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher said he believes that significantly expanding the use of natural gas to other markets, such as the transportation sector, would put even more upward pressure on what already are the highest sustained gas prices ever.

June 16, 2008

Kelliher Cautions, ‘We Can’t Use Gas for Everything’

FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher said he believes that expanding the use of natural gas to other markets, such as the transportation sector, would put significantly more upward pressure on what already are the highest sustained gas prices ever.

June 13, 2008

FERC’s Kelliher, Wellinghoff Confirmed for Second Terms

The Senate before leaving for the Christmas holiday last Wednesday confirmed FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher and Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff for second terms on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, putting an end to a nail-biting wait for Kelliher whose nomination had been pending in the Senate since May.

December 24, 2007

FERC’s Kelliher, Wellinghoff Confirmed for Second Terms

The Senate late Wednesday confirmed FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher and Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff for second terms on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

December 21, 2007

Amnesty, De Novo Court Review Sought for FERC Enforcement Program

FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher said Friday the agency is more interested in the energy industry complying with its rules and requirements than in collecting penalties, but this was not enough to allay the concerns of industry. Energy attorneys and industry representatives urged FERC to be more forbearing and patient as companies strive to comply with hundreds of rules, with some going as far as to suggest that FERC create an amnesty program for those who self-report their violations.

November 19, 2007

Amnesty, De Novo Court Review Sought for FERC Enforcement Program

FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher said Friday the agency is more interested in the energy industry complying with its rules and requirements than in collecting penalties, but this was not enough to allay the concerns of industry. Energy attorneys and industry representatives urged FERC to be more forbearing and patient as companies strive to comply with hundreds of rules, with some going as far as to suggest that FERC create an amnesty program for those who self-report their violations.

November 19, 2007