McIntyre Misses Second FERC Meeting; Dems Hold Acting Majority

Apparently hampered by health issues, Kevin McIntyre was absent for a second consecutive monthly FERC meeting Thursday, prompting speculation that he may step down as Chairman or even leave the Commission.

October 18, 2018

Chatterjee Chairs Monthly FERC Meeting; Still No Nominee for Powelson’s Seat

When the gavel sounded Thursday on the opening of FERC's monthly meeting in Washington, DC, there were only three commissioners at the table, while two chairs, including one normally held by Chairman Kevin McIntyre, were empty.

September 20, 2018

FERC Initiates Inquiry into Pipeline Certification Process

FERC on Thursday issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) that could lead to a revision of its policies regarding the review and authorization of interstate natural gas transportation facilities under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.

April 19, 2018

McIntyre’s Tenure at FERC to Begin With Review of the Pipeline Certification Process

FERC will review a decades-old policy that governs how it evaluates natural gas pipeline proposals, Kevin McIntyre said Thursday during his first monthly meeting as chairman of the regulatory agency.

December 21, 2017

Backlog From FERC’s Quorumless Days Cleared, Chatterjee Says

While a few technical items must still be addressed, Chairman Neil Chatterjee on Thursday declared the backlog of cases that built up during FERC’s recent no-quorum period cleared following the unanimous approval of a lengthy consent agenda.

November 16, 2017

PennEast Joins Nexus, Urges Prompt Decision by FERC

PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC urged FERC Thursday to take prompt action on the project’s certification, joining Nexus Gas Transmission LLC on the list of proposed natural gas pipelines looking to move forward now that the Commission has regained its quorum.

August 11, 2017

North Dakota Flaring Goals in Jeopardy, State Official Says

It is unlikely that producers will be able to meet North Dakota’s next natural gas capture goal early next year, so the state’s chief energy regulator on Wednesday asked elected officials to postpone the requirement, which is set to begin Jan. 1.

August 27, 2015

SoCal Edison Disputes Ex Parte Violations Cited by CPUC Judge

Edison International’s Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) on Friday disputed a state regulatory judge’s ruling on 10 alleged ex parte violations by the utility, contending that only one of the violations was a reportable communication under current state regulatory rules. No large penalty or sanction should he imposed, SCE argued.

August 25, 2015

FERC Chairman Cracks Down on Meeting Hooliganism

In FERC’s first open meeting since it adopted a rule to rein in show-stopping protests — and her last meeting as chairman — Cheryl LaFleur on Thursday was forced to clear the room before the meeting even began when demonstrators began shouting their opposition to an issue not on the agenda.

March 19, 2015
Robust Gas v. Power Debate at Moeller’s ‘Unofficial’ Meeting on Restructuring the Gas Market

Robust Gas v. Power Debate at Moeller’s ‘Unofficial’ Meeting on Restructuring the Gas Market

In a rough and tumble roundtable meeting at FERC headquarters in Washington, DC, electric generators and grid operators, most of them from the Northeast, said they want natural gas markets and infrastructure altered to meet their peak demand needs. Gas pipelines and producers who rallied to defend their market made it very clear that they don’t think it needs radical changes.

September 19, 2014
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