This report summarizes policy developments and legal decisions that have occurred at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") and the U.S. Courts of Appeals in the area of oil and liquids pipeline regulation. The time frame covered by this report is the period between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.*
I. SIGNIFICANT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS
A. Rulemaking Orders
No significant rulemaking orders regarding oil pipelines were issued during the relevant time period.
B. Jurisdictional Issues
1. Kenai Pipe Line Co., 138 F.E.R.C. ¶ 61,034 (2012).
On January 19, 2012, the Commission issued its "Order on Request for Jurisdictional …