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Natural Gas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) oversees regulation of natural gas storage and transportation facilities.

Program Administrator:
U.S. Department of Energy – DOE; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Services Provided:

  • Regulation of pipeline, storage, and liquefied natural gas facility construction.
  • Regulation of natural gas transportation in interstate commerce.
  • Issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity to prospective companies providing energy services or constructing and operating interstate pipelines and storage facilities.
  • Regulation of facility abandonment.
  • Establishment of rates for services.
  • Regulation of the transportation of natural gas as authorized by the NGPA (Natural Gas Policy Act) and the OCSLA (Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act).
  • Oversight of the construction and operation of pipeline facilities at U.S. points of entry for the import or export of natural gas.
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