NGSA urges caution in OCS gas-gathering rule change

12/05/2005
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should ensure that captive natural gas producers continue to be protected before repealing two regulations covering offshore gathering facilities, the Natural Gas Supply Association warned.Otherwise, investment risk in offshore systems could increase and discourage development, NGSA said in comments to FERC on a notice of proposed rulemaking.FERC said it is considering repeal of two gas regulations, as well as provisions involving electricity, that aim to prevent anticompetitive practices because they may be duplicated in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which it is implementing.The new energy law adds to the Natural Gas Act a section that bars ma...
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