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Natural Gas

» Commission's Responsibilities
  • Regulation of pipeline, storage, and liquefied natural gas facility construction.
  • Regulation of natural gas transportation in interstate commerce.
  • Issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity to prospective companies providing energy services or constructing and operating interstate pipelines and storage facilities.
  • Regulation of facility abandonment.
  • Establishment of rates for services.
  • Regulation of the transportation of natural gas as authorized by the NGPA (Natural Gas Policy Act) and the OCSLA (Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act).
  • Oversight of the construction and operation of pipeline facilities at U.S. points of entry for the import or export of natural gas.

    Intrastate Transportation  Natural Gas Storage  Environment
Jurisdictional Storage Fields Storage Projects Certificated Storage Projects Since 2000
Initiatives Seminars
  • April 27, 2015 - Section 106 and Tribal Consultation Workshop for FERC Jurisdictional Natural Gas Projects View Details

  • April 28–30, 2015 - FERC Environmental Review and Compliance for Natural Gas Facilities Seminar (Providence, Rhode Island) View Details
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Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) & Assessments (EA)
  • February 20, 2015 - FERC Staff issues Final Environmental Impact Statement on Aguirre Offshore GasPort, LLC’s Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project (CP13-193-000) Read More

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Annual Charges
The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
Safety & Inspections
Once Natural Gas pipeline projects become operational, safety is regulated, monitored and enforced by the Department of Transportation. Read More
Environment Industry Activities General Information

Updated: March 24, 2015