APGA Filed Motions

  • June 27, 2014 APGA filed a motion to Intervene and Protest in Venture Global LNG, LLC (“Venture Global”)'s application in FE Docket No. 13-69-LNG that would seek long-term authorization to export approximately 243.6 billion cubic feet per year (“Bcf/y”) of domestic natural gas as liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) by vessel to any country which has, or in the future develops, the capacity to import LNG via oceangoing carrier and with which the United States either: (1) has a free trade Agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas; or (2) with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement but with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (“non-FTA Nations”). Read the motion here.
  • On June 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted authorization under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act for Cameron LNG to site, construct and operate LNG export facilities to receive, store and regasify up to 2.33 Bcf/day in Cameron, La., and for Cameron Interstate Pipeline to construct a pipeline to transport natural gas to the Cameron LNG export facility. APGA filed a motion to intervene in opposition to this application with DOE. In its filing, APGA stated that the price increases that will occur as a result of LNG export will inhibit efforts to foster natural gas as a transportation fuel, which is important to wean the U.S. from its historic, dangerous dependence on foreign oil. Read the motion here.
  • May 27, 2014 APGA filed a motion to intervene and protest Magnolia LNG, LCC's application in FE Docket No 13-132-LNG seeking long-term authorization to export approximately 1.08 Bcf/d of domestic natural gas as liquefied natural gas (LNG) by vessel to any county with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and LNG, that has, or in the future develops, the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier, and with which is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA Nations). Read the motion here.
  • May 5, 2014 APGA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene and Protest American Midstream, LLC's application to abandon some 355 miles of 16-22 inch diameter pipelines and associated laterals from the Desiard Compressor Station in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana to a point near Scottlandville in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana and related compressor stations, meter stations, and valve sites. the precedential effect of the Midla applications, if granted, could be far-reaching and harmful to gas-reliant communities throughout the nation. Read the Motion here.
  • April 14, 2014 APGA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene and Protest with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas to non-FTA Nations with Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC. Read the Motion here.
  • August 5, 2013 APGA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene and Protest with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas with Freeport-McMoRan Energy LLC. Read the Motion here.
  • May 20, 2013 APGA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene and Protest with Respect to the Export of domestic natural gas as liquefied natural gas (LNG) with Trunkline LNG Export LLC. Read the Motion here.
  • February 12, 2013 APGA filed a Protest pursuant to Rule 211 of the Rules and Procedure of FERC against thirteen FERC-jurisdictional natural gas transportation service providers owned by Spectra Energy Corp. who filed January 31 2013 to amend their respective tariffs to include new waiver language explicitly authorizing the pipelines to reproduce sections of the latest version of the North American Energy Standards Board (“NAESB”) Wholesale Gas Quadrant (“WGQ”) Business Practices and Electronic Communications Standards (“NAESB WGQ Version 2.0”). Read the Protest here.
  • February 4, 2013 APGA filed three Motions for Leave to Intervene and Protest with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas with CE FLNG LLC, Golden Pass Products LLC and Excelerate Liquefaction.
  • January 4, 2013 APGA filed a motion to intervene and protest at the Dept of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy in response to an application filed by Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company LLC to export approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of LNG from an existing Gulf LNG terminal in Mississippi to any country with which the US does not have a Free Trade Agreement with. Read the filing here.
  • On December 21, APGA filed a motion to intervene and protest in response to the application by Cheniere Marketing, LLC to export approximately 2.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day) of LNG from the proposed Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to any country that the United States does not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with. Read the motion here.
  • December 12, 2012. APGA files motion for leave to intervene and protest of the APGA pursuant to Sections 590.303 and 590.304 of the Administrative Procedures with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas. Read the motion here.
  • November 2, 2012. APGA files Motion for Leave to Intervene and Protest pursant to sections 590.303 and 590.304 of the Administratiove Procedures with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas. Read the filing here.
  • APGA, APPA, LPPC, TAPS, and BPA filed a request for Interim No-Action Relieft until the Commission Takes Final Action on Petition for Rulemaking to Amend Commission Rule 1.3 Read it here.
  • MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE OUT-OF-TIME AND REQUEST FOR REHEARING OF THE NATURAL GAS SUPPLY ASSOCIATION, THE INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, THE PROCESS GAS CONSUMERS GROUP, THE AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION, AND THE AMERICAN FOREST & PAPER ASSOCIATION Read it here.
  • MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE OF THE NATURAL GAS SUPPLY ASSOCIATION, THE INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, THE PROCESS GAS CONSUMERS GROUP, AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION July 3, 2012 - Read it here.
  • APGA Files a brief with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, RESPONDENT AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA, ET AL., INTERVENORS May 14, 2012. Read it here.

Petition For Clarification Of, Or Exclusion From, Application Of The “Special Entity Sub-Threshold” In The De Minimis Exception To The “Swap Dealer” Definition For “Utility Operations-Related Swaps” To Which “Utility Special Entities” Are A Party

  • Petition for an order clarifying, or granting an exclusion from, application of the $25 Million “Special Entities Sub-Threshold” in the de minimis exception to the CFTC’s definition of “Swap Dealer” for “Utility Operations-Related Swaps” entered into by “Utility Special Entities.” The Utility Operations-Related Swaps would remain subject to the overall $3 Billion De Minimis Threshold applicable to swap dealing activities (and to the $8 Billion De Minimis Threshold applicable during the Phase-In Period). Read it here.

APGA Files Motion to Intervene in DOE Application for Export from Carib Energy LLC

  • Pursuant to Sections 590.303 and 590.304 of the Administrative Procedures with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas,l the American Public Gas Association ("APGA") files this motion to intervene and comments in the above captioned proceeding. Read it here. 

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE AND PROTEST OF AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION BEFORE DOE

  • Pursuant to Sections 590.303 and 590.304 of the Administrative Procedures with Respect to the Import and Export of Natural Gas. Read it here.

Petition to Review for APGA vs DOE

  • Petition to review to the Appeals Courts for DC Circuit for American Public Gas Association vs Department about the direct final rule and notice of an effective date in the Energy Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. Read it here.

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE AND PROTEST OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION

  • Pursuant to Sections 590.303 and 590.304 ofthe Administrative Procedures with Respect to the Import and Export ofNatural Gas,l the American Public Gas Association ("APGA") files this motion to intervene and protest in the above captioned proceeding. Read it here.

APGA Files Motion to Intervene in FERC case against Ozark Gas Transmission LLC and Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC

  • APGA Files Motion to Intervene in Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“Commission”) Rules of Practice and Procedure and the November 18, 2010 Order of the Commission in this proceeding, the American Public Gas Association (“APGA”) hereby submits the instant motion to intervene in the above-captioned proceeding against Ozark Gas Transmission, LLC and Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC.

APGA Files Petition with CFTC ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS TO REMAIN SUBJECT TO THE EXISTING PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2(h) OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT

  • The American Public Gas Association (APGA) respectfully submits this petition to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "Commission") on behalfofits members (a listing of members is attached) and requests that the Commission, pursuant to Section 723(c) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act") allow its members to continue to rely on the exemptions set forth in § 2(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act (the "CEA") for a period of one year after the Effective Date! of the Dodd-Frank Act, or for such other period as the Commission deems appropriate. Read here.

Response to Motion Filed by Northern Customer Group to terminate section 5 proceedings

  • Pursuant to Rule 213 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“Commission”) Rules of Practice and Procedure,1 the American Public Gas Association (“APGA”) files this response to the motion of the Northern Customer Group (“Customer Group”) to terminate the subject section 5 proceeding. APGA takes no position regarding the requested relief but rather responds for the purpose of highlighting certain facts and issues raised by the Customer Group Motion.  Read here.

JOINDER IN PROTESTS OF THEAMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION

  • Pursuant to Rule 211 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”), the American Public Gas Association (“APGA”), an intervenor in each of the above-designated proceedings, files this Joinder in Protests regarding the “cost and revenue” studies filed respectively by Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC (“Natural”), Northern Natural Gas Company (“Northern”), and Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company (“Great Lakes”), collectively the “Respondent Pipelines.” Read here.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule compliance 

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule requiring all natural gas utilities to report to EPA their yearly emissions from gas delivered to residential, commercial, industrial and electric generation users. To view summary, compliance checklist, and template APGA has designed to help you comply please go to www.apga.org/epa.

APGA Files Motion to Intervene in FERC Section 5 Proceedings

  • Read APGA's motion against Great Lakes Gas Transmission LLC here, against Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC here, and Northern Natural Gas Company here.

APGA Files Motion on FERC Enforcement Action Against Amaranth

  • On March 12, 2008, APGA, the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) filed a motion with U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to file an amicus brief in support of FERC's authority to file an enforcement action against Amaranth.

 

 

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