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EIB Energy Highlights: FERC Nominees to Restore Quorum, Clean Power Plan Rescission, Infrastructure Bills & More

Heslin and Sosnick to Instruct FERC Natural Gas 101 Course Hosted by EUCI Feb. 22-23

HESLIN AND SOSNICK TO INSTRUCT FERC NATURAL GAS 101 COURSE HOSTED BY EUCI FEB. 22-23:  Moore & Van Allen Member Brian Heslin and Kenneth Sosnick of Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. will instruct the FERC Natural Gas 101 course hosted by EUCI on February 22-23, 2017 in Houston, TX. Natural gas continues to play an increasing role in our nation’s burgeoning … Continue reading

Oil Pipeline Rate Regulation under Review by FERC – Is There a Place for the Consumer Voice?

Oil pipeline rates must be just and reasonable and may be challenged by their customer shippers and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA). FERC has observed through monitoring that some oil pipelines continue to receive rate increases under the primary process used to adjust oil pipeline rates – the … Continue reading

EIB Energy Highlights: FERC on Cybersecurity, Clean Power Plan Hearing Agenda, NatGas & Oil Exports Rise & More

EIB Energy Highlights: Nat Gas Outpowers Coal, NC Renewables, CPP En Banc, Fed Energy Bill Awaits Conference & More

Energy Industry Target of Cyber-Attacks and Congressional Efforts to Bolster Security

Cybersecurity of the electric power grid and energy sector as a whole has been the subject of heightened Congressional attention given the integral role the industry plays in our economy. According to a 2015 U.S. Senate committee report, nearly one-third of reported cyber-attacks involve the energy sector. Not surprisingly, the 114th Congress (2015-2016) has introduced … Continue reading

Supreme Court: FERC Has Authority to Regulate Electricity Market Demand Response Prices to Bolster Grid Reliability

Several energy cases have worked their way to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court recently. On Monday January 25, 2016, the High Court issued its 6-2 decision in FERC v. Electric Power Supply Assn, et al., 577 U. S. ____ (2016) confirming that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) does have the authority under the … Continue reading

EIB Energy Highlights: SCOTUS on FERC, Nat Gas Record Year, Oil & Gas Exports, Winter Outlook, Cybersecurity & More

Supreme Court Questions FERC Authority to Regulate Electricity Market Demand Response to Bolster Grid Reliability

Ensuring the reliability of the electric power grid in times of extreme weather and other times of peak usage is critical to avoid interruptions in power and black outs. Reflecting on the 2014 Polar Vortex, the paramount importance of a secure and reliable grid is made abundantly clear. Balancing the supply of electricity with fluctuating … Continue reading

U.S. House Casts Bi-Partisan Vote to Lift Restrictions on Export of U.S. Crude Oil

Legislative efforts to lift restrictions on the export of U.S. crude oil continue to progress, but are expected to meet with staunch Presidential opposition.  On October 9, 2015, the full U.S. House of Representatives considered and decided in a 261/159 bipartisan vote to pass H.R. 702 – To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions, … Continue reading

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The landscape of the energy industry is rapidly changing, with a focus on the development of clean, domestic energy sources and a secure, reliable energy infrastructure driving significant changes in the interdependency of energy industry segments and an increase in government regulation. Continued growth in the domestic production of oil and natural gas has positioned the U.S. to be an energy exporter in the global market and will have a marked impact on the course of the industry’s development.

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