U.S. INDUSTRY SPLIT ON GAS PIPELINE ISSUES
Producers have urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at a hearing examining pipelines' future role in the U.S. gas industry, to adopt generic rules. Pipelines, however, urged FERC to consider comparability of service issues case by case. The agency plans soon to initiate a rulemaking on comparability of pipeline services. Martin Allday, FERC chairman, said it will include provisions to ensure that open access to pipeline transportation achieves its full competitive benefits.