• Jun. 13 2017

    Crossing the ROE Chasm – Pipelines vs. FERC

    A core component of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) mandate for the regulation of interstate gas, liquids and transmission lines involves assuring that transportation rates are just and reasonable. Put another way, for gas pipelines, FERC must ensure that…


  • Jan. 6 2017

    ‘Tis the Season…For Rate Investigations

    Last year at this time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its latest round of orders initiating rate investigations under Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act, a practice it began in 2009. Companies investigated last year included Tuscarora…


  • Dec. 30 2016

    The Results Are In – And the Rate Case Winner Is…

    Understanding pipeline rate structures is fundamental to assessing the value of a pipeline business and the financial implications of potential or pending rate cases. And a keen understanding of rate structures can lead to a vital competitive edge. Can tariffs,…


  • Sep. 16 2016

    Shipper Agreements – Realizing Hidden Risks

    Delayed permitting commitments and financial credit requirements can pose real, and oftentimes misunderstood, threats to the viability of interstate natural gas pipeline projects. The financial well being of shippers, particularly those categorized as supply push, or E&P companies, may change…