Sought

Expansion Targets Growing FL Power Market

Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) has sought FERC authorization tobuild a major expansion/extension of its mainline to providenatural gas to meet the growing fuel needs of power utilities inthe state. If approved by the Commission, the project would makegas available to customers in the southwestern part of the statefor the first time.

December 3, 1998

High-Court Review Sought of FERC v. State’s Rights

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and SouthernCalifornia Gas (SoCalGas) petitioned the Supreme Court last week toreview the nettlesome issue of where does FERC’s jurisdiction endand the states’ jurisdiction begin.

November 9, 1998

High Court Review Sought of FERC v. State Rights

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and SouthernCalifornia Gas (SoCalGas) petitioned the Supreme Court last week toreview the nettlesome issue of where does FERC’s jurisdiction endand the states’ jurisdiction begin.

November 9, 1998

Rehearing of EDI Rules Sought by Gas Groups

Four major gas associations last week urged FERC to reconsider”as soon as possible” an April rule requiring interstate pipelinesto conduct electronic communication using only electronic datainterchange (EDI) over the Internet by June 1, 1999.

August 31, 1998

Merger Moratorium Sought by Munis

A group representing municipal- and government-owned utilitieslast week renewed its call for FERC to impose a moratorium onelectric utility mergers that threaten competition while theindustry is undergoing transition. At a minimum, it proposed thatthe Commission only approve mergers that could show “clearbenefits” that would result from such combinations.

August 31, 1998

Craig Cites Concerns Over FERC Policy Options Paper

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) confirmed last week that he has sought”some information” from FERC on its natural gas policy optionspaper, saying he was especially concerned that certain proposalscould lead to re-regulation of the gas industry.

June 15, 1998

AEP, CSW Seek FERC Approval of Merger

American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP) and Central and SouthWest Corp. (CSW) last week sought FERC approval of the merger oftheir operations into one of the largest electric utility companiesin the nation.

May 6, 1998

Refund Pass-through Challenged; Hearings Sought

The producer refund case has taken a unique turn as severalpipelines have stepped up to argue that while natural gas producersmust pay them the $500 million in refunds – yesterday was thedeadline for payment – they don’t believe they have to pass thatmoney on to their customers.

March 10, 1998
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