Independents, Majors Fear NGA May Vanish on OCS

Both independent and major producers fear that FERC’s proposedrulemaking on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which seeks toextend regulation to virtually all offshore gas pipelines under thelighter handed Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), is thefirst step in a Commission plan to eventually abandon its NaturalGas Act regulation in the offshore.

September 6, 1999