• The Results are In – Form 501G Causes Rate Adjustments

    The first wave of Form 501G filings Thursday, October 11th, which included filings from about one-fourth of the pipeline companies required to file the Form 501G by the end of this year. From the first wave, three of the 27…


  • FERC Tax Decisions Bring Some Welcome Relief to MLPs

    In an apparent effort to reduce the market moving impacts of its tax announcements, FERC issued two decisions on July 18th after the markets closed. While holding firm on its previously announced decision to deny an income tax allowance (ITA)…


  • 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…


  • ‘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…


  • 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,…

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