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Regulating Energy

FERC is responsible for:

  • Regulating the interstate transportation of natural gas, oil, and electricity;
  • Regulating the wholesale sales of electricity and oil (individual states regulate retail sales);
  • Licensing and inspecting hydropower projects;
  • Approving the construction of interstate natural gas pipelines, storage facilities, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals;
  • Monitoring energy markets and companies to protect customers from market manipulation and higher prices; and
  • Resolving disputes between energy companies, other organizations, and the public.

Regulating Energy