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FERC Actions Regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Regulating Oil Pipelines

The Commission's responsibilities include:

  • Regulation of rates and practices of oil pipeline companies engaged in interstate transportation;
  • Establishment of equal service conditions to provide shippers with equal access to pipeline transportation; and
  • Establishment of reasonable rates for transporting petroleum and petroleum products by pipeline.

Annual Charges
The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
Safety & Inspections
Once oil projects become operational, safety is regulated, monitored and enforced by the Department of Transportation.
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FERC has no jurisdiction over construction or maintenance of production wells, oil pipelines, refineries, or storage facilities. Read More

General Information Industry Activities