Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

An agency of the U.S. federal government with regulatory authority over liquefied natural gas, oil pipelines, interstate and wholesale electricity sales and hydroelectricity. Its duties include making and enforcing electric reliability standards, licensing projects and investigating energy markets. It has some authority over pricing. It was established in 1977.
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In dismissing the attorney general lawsuit, Levi referenced several previous federal court rulings and agreed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has "exclusive control over every aspect of the sale and transmission of wholesale energy.
CNYOG filed its Section 7(c) Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on February 10, 2006, and is in the process of completing land and right-of-way acquisition, finalizing design and construction plans, and securing access to drilling rigs and equipment.
In July 2005, Cheniere applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking authorization to expand the facility's rated capacity to 4 Bcf/d.
The transaction also had received regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and clearance from the Department of Justice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

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