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FERC regulates twenty-four operational LNG facilities and is the federal agency responsible for review of new LNG facilities subject to section 7 and section 3 of the Natural Gas Act. Read More

Blanket Certificates
Under a blanket certificate issued pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act, a natural gas company may undertake a restricted array of routine activities without the need to obtain a case-specific certificate for each individual project. Read More

Alaska Gas Projects
The requirements for governing the conduct of open seasons for capacity on proposals for Alaska natural gas pipeline projects; Order No. 2005. Read More

Natural Gas Storage
Natural gas-a colorless, odorless, gaseous hydrocarbon-may be stored in a number of different ways. It is most commonly held in inventory underground under pressure in three types of facilities. These are: (1) depleted reservoirs in oil and/or gas fields, (2) aquifers, and (3) salt cavern formations. Two of the most important characteristics of an underground storage reservoir are its capacity to hold natural gas for future use and the rate at which gas inventory can be withdrawn-its deliverability rate. Read More

The concept of pre-filing is to proactively pursue issues. To go out and go to the states, go to the people who would most be affected by lateral infrastructure. To minimize the issues before an application is ever brought to the Commission.

Gas Pipelines
FERC reviews applications for construction and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines under authority of section 7 of the Natural Gas Act. FERC review ensures that applicants certify that they will comply with Department of Transportation safety standards. Read More