AAI Warns FERC Over Dangers of Regulatory Evasion in Comments on Natural Gas Pipeline Certification Policy

AAI filed comments today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission it its Notice of Inquiry regarding natural gas pipeline certification policy. The comments highlight the adverse implications of the Commission’s current policy of accepting “affiliate precedent contracts” as evidence of need to justify new pipeline construction. AAI’s comments note that the Commission’s current policy can facilitate “regulatory evasion,” which can harm competition and consumers.