Industry Petition Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Initiation of Show Cause Proceedings Directed to Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Storage Companies

Industry Petition Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Initiation of Show Cause Proceedings Directed to Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Storage Companies

Pursuant to Rules 207(a)(4) and (a)(5) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”), 18 C.F.R. §§ 385.207(a)(4) and (a)(5) (2017), the undersigned Petitioners, representing a broad-based coalition of the natural gas industry that are dependent upon services provided by interstate natural gas pipeline and storage companies, hereby petition the Commission to take immediate action under Sections 5(a), 10(a), and 14(a) and (c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to initiate show cause proceedings against all interstate natural gas pipeline and storage companies, excluding (1) Section 311 pipelines (which are otherwise required to file updated rate justifications on an ongoing basis); and (2) natural gas pipeline and storage companies that are obligated to file a Section 4 rate case in 2018. Petitioners request the Commission to require all other regulated interstate natural gas pipeline and storage entities (unless barred by a settlement moratorium) to demonstrate that their existing jurisdictional rates continue to be just and reasonable following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“Tax Act”).

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