Tag Archives: Natural Gas Act

FERC Reviewing Gas Pipeline Policy

Under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), FERC certificates the construction and operation of pipelines to transport natural gas in interstate commerce if they are “required by the present or future public convenience and necessity.”  For almost two decades, FERC has used a 1999 policy statement’s guidelines to evaluate whether new pipelines meet that statutory standard.  … Continue Reading

An International Approach: Events Shaping the Application of the Natural Gas Act

Three independent, but not wholly unrelated, events occurred over the last few weeks, each arising out of the Natural Gas Act’s application and the growing importance of LNG exports to the United States and the international community. (1) Following the crisis in Ukraine, there were continuing calls from a variety of politicians and pundits to … Continue Reading
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