Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, 2004

Appropriateness of Imposing Common Carrier Status on Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines*
I. INTRODUCTIONFor every problem there is a simple solution . . . which is usually wrong.H. L. Mencken1Natural gas, which has been called a perfect fuel,2 currently is too expensive,3 priced too low,4 in excess supply, but will be in demand in the future.6...
Beyond the Stopwatch: Determining Appellate Venue on Review of Ferc Orders*
THIS ARTICLE explores possible improvements in the means by which venue is determined among the several courts of appeals on review of orders issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The current state of the law' is intimated in the following...
Editor's Page
"The noble role of conveying.. .what we have come to know."1The celebration of the Journal's 25th Anniversary is an institutional event of significance. This milestone is a recognition of so many individuals whose intellectual and tangible contributions...
Open Access and Transition Costs: Will the Electric Industry Transition Track the Natural Gas Industry Restructuring?*
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct)1 marked the first comprehensive energy policy legislation enacted in the United States in over a decade. Title VII of the EPAct2 amended the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (PUHCA)3 and...
Reconstituting the Natural Gas Industry from Wellhead to Burnertip*
The history of government intervention in the natural gas industry can provide a wealth of insights to students of government regulation. Over the past century, the industry has endured the entire regulatory cycle-limited intervention based on a well-documented...
Report of the Natural Gas Regulation Committee1
This Report summarizes several major natural gas decisions and policy developments that were issued by or are under consideration at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC), the courts and various states in 2003. The topics are...
Report of the Oil Pipeline Regulation Committee
This report summarizes significant developments with respect to oil pipeline regulation that have occurred during the period of January through December, 2003. The topics are covered in the following order: I. Complaint Cases; II. Market-Based Rates;...
Retail Wheeling: Is This Revolution Necessary?*
I. INTRODUCTIONAs of a former state regulator and a once enthusiastic practitioner of public utility law, I find it fascinating to see the latest nostrum to burst on the electric utility scene: retail wheeling. Wheeling became a personal interest in...
Securitization and Stranded Cost Recovery*
I. INTRODUCTIONSecuritization is a financing tool which has been employed for many years to expand the availability and reduce the cost of consumer and business credit. Securitization achieves this purpose by obtaining funds from the securities markets...