Despite the hype about cheap gas, pipeline constraints are creating new risks. New England’s wholesale power prices ran three times as high this past February compared to the same month in 2012....
In an order issued on June 10, 2004, the RCA found that intrastate rates for 2001 and 2002 were unreasonably high as well, and ordered refunds. Both these RCA orders are under appeal, according to Alaskan state legislators.
At the technical conference in Anchorage in December, representatives of state of Alaska reportedly had indicated that the state intended to ask FERC to initiate a new rulemaking proceeding early in 2005 to consider in advance what rates to charge for an eventual expansion of any planned Alaska pipeline.
No such request appeared to have been filed at FERC, at this writing.
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