FERC agenda

Patrick Crow Washington, D.C. patc@ogjonline.com FERC will continue to promote competitive markets for energy in 1999, says James Hoecker, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman. He contends that energy products and services are increasingly commoditized, and FERC wants to facilitate entry and exit, minimize discrimination and inefficiencies, and help firms manage risk. Hoecker said, "I anticipate that, as we move away from command-and-control regulation, the commission will be more engaged in setting market rules, monitoring transactions, and enforcing standards of conduct and non-discrimination and less involved in governing the industry's strat...

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