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Presentation - Association of Oil Pipe Lines updated file (PowerPoint) BLOG: Who's Zoomin' Who When the Oil, Gas Politics Gets Very Personal? Angry anti-frackers take their frustration to FERC commission member's home. With apologies to the Queen of Soul, this song title popped into my head while reading about the DC bureaucrat who’s being stalked by a gang of “anti-fracking” protestors. Deon Daugherty Senior Editor, Rigzone To hear it from Bloomberg, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) member Tony Clark can’t feed his kid in peace because certain environmentalists are griping that they’ve been “FERC’d” by the commission’s rules. When members of Public Citizen rang his doorbell during dinner, Clark’s 9-year-old son asked, essentially, ‘What’s up with the people on our lawn, Dad?’

To most readers of the U.S. Let’s put aside for a moment the fact these folks are actively harassing Clark on the street – quite literally plastering his face on “wanted” style posters throughout the tony Washington DC suburb where he lives – and what rights may or may not be violated with that approach to protest. History of Oil Pipeline Regulation (FERC 2004) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Oil. Oil Pipeline Indexing Methodology (FERC) Oil Pipeline Index Recent Highlights Indexing Methodology - Indices to be Used: The Commission's regulations (at 18 C.F.R. § 342.3 ) include a methodology for oil pipelines to change their rates through use of an index system that establishes ceiling levels for such rates. The mandatory five year review has revised the methodology for this index to now be based on Producer Price Index for Finished Goods (PPI-FG), plus 1.23 percent adjustment for the period July 1, 2016 through July 2021.

(RM15-20-000 The issued indexes for each index year are: History: The index is based on the annual change in the Producer Price Index for Finished Goods (PPI-FG), minus one percentage point, for the years 1995 through 2000 . Starting on July 1, 2001 the methodology was changed to the Producer Price Index for finished Goods (PPI-FG). Seeks Comment on Potential Changes to Oil Pipeline Rate Index Methodology, Data Reporting Requirements. FERC Seeks Comment on Potential Changes to Oil Pipeline Rate Index Methodology, Data Reporting Requirements The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking comments on potential modifications to its policies for evaluating pipeline index rate changes and data reporting requirements.

Through these modifications, FERC seeks to improve the Commission’s and shippers’ ability to ensure that oil pipeline rates are just and reasonable. FERC’s indexing methodology allows oil pipelines to change rates subject to certain ceiling levels rather than make cost-of-service filings. The ceiling levels change every July 1, with an index based upon industry-wide cost changes. The Commission currently uses Form No. 6 page 700, which provides a simplified presentation of an oil pipeline’s jurisdictional cost-of-service and revenues, for the initial evaluation of protests and complaints alleging that a pipeline’s indexed rate change is substantially in excess of the pipeline’s cost changes. Industries - Safety & Inspection. 12.20.16... Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications []

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM98-1-000] This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications. Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any oral communication. Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Dated: December 13, 2016.

Nathaniel J. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | USAGov. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) | Industries. Electric FERC is responsible for regulating interstate transmission rates and services, wholesale energy rates and services, corporate transactions, mergers, and securities issued by public utilities. Hydropower FERC is responsible for licensing of nonfederal hydroelectric projects, overseeing related environmental matters, and inspecting nonfederal hydropower projects for safety conditions and compliance with license terms and conditions. Natural Gas FERC is responsible for regulating interstate transportation rates and services for natural gas pipelines, the construction of natural gas pipelines, and overseeing related environmental matters. Oil FERC is responsible for regulating interstate transportation rates and services of crude oil and petroleum products.

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