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

Chatterjee Ready to Steer FERC Until McIntyre Confirmed as Chairman

FERC’s new — and temporary — Chairman, Neil Chatterjee, is confident that the work done by a skeleton crew during the Commission’s months without a quorum will help him, former Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur and Commissioner Robert Powelson to quickly begin to address a backlog of applications.

August 15, 2017
FERC Back to Quorum At Last As Powelson Sworn In; NatGas Backlog Awaits

FERC Back to Quorum At Last As Powelson Sworn In; NatGas Backlog Awaits

Former Pennsylvania state utility commissioner Robert Powelson was officially sworn in as the third commissioner — and the quorum-maker — at FERC Thursday, earlier than some agency onlookers were expecting.

August 10, 2017

With FERC Back to Quorum, Nexus Urges Prompt Decision

Wasting no time following the Senate’s confirmation Thursday of FERC nominees Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee, Nexus Gas Transmission LLC on Friday requested immediate action on its project application now that the Commission’s quorum has been restored.

August 8, 2017

White House Sends FERC Nominations to Senate Energy Committee

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a Sept. 7 hearing to consider the nominations of Richard Glick and Kevin McIntyre to be members of FERC.

August 3, 2017

MVP Needs FERC Quorum Soon to Avoid Delays, Says NextEra

The Senate will need to approve the Trump administration’s FERC nominees soon, or else it could put the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) natural gas project schedule at risk, management for NextEra Energy Inc. said Wednesday.

July 27, 2017

And Then There Were Four: Trump to Nominate Jones Day’s Kevin McIntyre as FERC Chairman

President Trump intends to nominate Kevin McIntyre, an attorney with the law firm Jones Day who currently serves as co-head of the global energy practice, to FERC and install him as chairman, the White House said late Thursday.

July 14, 2017

NatGas Industry Groups Join In Call For Senate Action on FERC Nominations

More than two dozen associations, including some representing the natural gas industry, are pressing the Senate to confirm President Trump’s nominations to FERC, nominally a five-member commission, currently in limbo with only one commissioner.

July 13, 2017

Honorable Leaving FERC Friday; LaFleur Last Woman Standing; Nominees Bottled Up in Senate

Friday will be Colette Honorable’s final day at FERC, she said Tuesday, a departure that will leave the already quorumless panel with a single member, and a pair of Trump administration nominees remain on the sidelines awaiting Senate votes.

June 27, 2017
White House Announces Two Nominations to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

White House Announces Two Nominations to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The White House announced late Monday that President Trump will nominate Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to FERC, with each to complete the incomplete terms of former commissioners, in a move that would reconstitute a quorum at the regulatory panel.

May 9, 2017
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