To access the significant orders and federal district court papers related to all matters that have proceeded to Orders to Show Cause, see the Orders to Show Cause Proceedings page.

Subject(s) of Investigation and Order Sanctions, including Civil Penalties, Disgorgement, and Compliance Measures Description of Findings of Violations
In re DCP Midstream, LLC, 125 FERC ¶ 61,359 (December 23, 2008) $360,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance monitoring reporting resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
Sempra Energy Trading LLC, 125 FERC ¶ 61,360 (December 23, 2008) $400,000 Civil Penalty, $7,959 Disgorgement Civil penalty, disgorgement, and compliance monitoring reporting resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re Cornerstone Energy, Inc., 125 FERC ¶ 61,234 (November 26, 2008) $325,000 Civil Penalty, $121,825 Disgorgement Civil penalty and disgorgement resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re NorthWestern Corporation and NorthWestern Services, LLC., 125 FERC ¶ 61,233 (November 26, 2008) $450,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance monitoring reporting resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement and failure to obtain a certificate of public conveyance and necessity under section 7 of the NGA.
Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation and Columbia Gulf Transmission Company, Docket Nos. IN09-3-000 and PA03-16-000, Order Approving Stipulation and Consent Agreement, 125 FERC ¶ 61,150 (November 6, 2008) $1,000,000 Civil Penalty against Columbia Gas and Columbia Gulf jointly; $9,000,000 Disgorgement by Columbia Gas Civil penalty, disgorgement, and compliance monitoring resulting from (1) Columbia Gas’s violation of section 1 of its Parking and Lending (PAL) rate schedule; (2) Columbia Gas’s and Columbia Gulf’s provision of an undue preference to their affiliated local distribution companies with respect to transportation services; and (3) Columbia Gas’s and Columbia Gulf’s failure to post discounts to an affiliate in violation of the Standards of Conduct discount reports. The companies stipulate to the terms of the settlement, but did not admit nor deny the violations.
In re Integrys Energy Services, Inc., 125 FERC ¶ 61,089 (October 24, 2008) $800,000 Civil Penalty, $194,506 Disgorgement Civil penalty, disgorgement, and a 1 year compliance monitoring plan resulting from a self-report for violations of shipper-must-have-title requirements and circumvention of the posting and bidding requirements for released capacity.
In re Enbridge Marketing (U.S.) L.P., 125 FERC ¶ 61,088 (October 24, 2008) $500,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance report resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.

In re Amaranth Advisors., et al., Docket No. IN07-26-000, Order Establishing Hearing Procedures, 124 FERC ¶ 61,050 (Jul. 17, 2008)

Prior Commission Activity:

Order to Show Cause and Notice of Proposed Penalties, Docket No. IN07-26-000, 120 FERC ¶ 61,085 (Jul. 26, 2007)

Proposed $7,500,000 Civil Penalty Following issuance by the Commission of an Order to Show Cause and Notice of Proposed Penalties, an Order Establishing Hearing Procedures has now been issued, setting the matter for hearing on the merits and on a proposed civil penalty resulting from violations of 18 C.F.R. § 1C.1 (Natural Gas Anti-Market Manipulation Rule).
In re Duquesne Light Company, 123 FERC ¶ 61,221 (May 29, 2008) $250,000 Civil Penalty, $1,000,000 Compliance Plan Civil penalty and at least $1,000,000 designated for a comprehensive compliance plan for violations of FERC cost allocation procedures, the electric quarterly report filing requirement, and the standards of conduct.
In re Edison Mission, 123 FERC ¶ 61,170 (May 19, 2008) $7,000,000 Civil Penalty, $2,000,000 Compliance Plan Civil penalty and at least $2,000,000 designated for a comprehensive compliance plan for violations of 18 C.F.R. § 35.41(b) (2007), which imposes a duty to provide accurate, factual, and complete information in communications with the Commission upon electric power sellers authorized to engage in sales for resale of electric energy at market based rates. 
In re Entergy New Orleans, Inc., 122 FERC ¶ 61,219 (March 11, 2008) $400,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty resulting from self-reported violations of the Commission’s shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re Constellation NewEnergy – Gas Division, LLC, 122 FERC ¶ 61,220 (March 11, 2008) $5,000,000 Civil Penalty, $1,899,416 Disgorgement Civil penalty, disgorgement, and a compliance monitoring plan resulting from self-reported violations of the Commission’s capacity release policies, including circumvention of the posting and bidding requirements for released capacity, violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement, and violations of the prohibition on buy-sell transactions.

This page was last updated on January 14, 2021