Policy & Regulation

FERC starts to catch up with pipeline backlog

FERC has returned to the five-member quorum it needs to approve projects following a six-month shutdown FERC has returned to the five-member quorum it needs to approve projects following a six-month shutdown.
By Therese Robinson 6 November 2017 0 28252

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has returned to the minimum five-member quorum it needs to approve gas, LNG and electricity projects following a six-month shutdown. The quorum faces a backlog of at least $50 billion-worth of projects waiting for approvals.

Five new pipeline projects in the northeastern US received approval from FERC in October, the first to be approved since February, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). 

The five projects are “designed to increase the delivery capacity from the Northeast’s...