The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its notice of a public conference on "Issues and Priorities for the Natural Gas Industry," which will be held May 29 and 30. The FERC wants to gather information to establish its regulatory goals and priorities in the post-Order 636 environment (Docket No PL97-1-000).
The FERC is requesting a broad analysis of present and future industry issues, including those deemed the highest priority for FERC action. Specifically, FERC wants input on competitive issues and market power, the general financial outlook for the industry, and the present and future development of industry segments. It also wants an analysis of whether, and to what extent, the FERC's present approach to regulation should be altered.
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