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A vital work for gas industry officials, administrators, and attorneys, this treatise examines the evolution of the gas industry. It includes comprehensive discussion of:

•  distributor and pipeline organizations;
•  rates, tariffs, and schedules;
•  rates and service obligations of municipally-owned gas distributors;
•  administrative procedures and judicial review;
•  oil and gas transmission and distribution in frontier countries; and
•  the impact of the electric utility industry restructuring on the natural gas industry.

The treatise also provides agency information, a glossary of gas industry terms, and two volumes of statutory and regulatory source materials, including, among others, the complete text of:

•  Natural Gas Act
•  Natural Gas Policy Act
•  National Energy Conservation Policy Act
•  Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968
•  Public Utility Holding Act of 1935
•  National Environmental Policy Act of 1970
•  Administrative Procedure Act
•  Regulations Under the Natural Gas Act, with approved forms
•  Rules of Procedures and Practice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions Proceedings

First published in 1981.

5 Volumes; Looseleaf; Annually updated and revised.

Some of the prominent contributors to Regulation of the Gas Industry include:

DAVID F. ABBOTT
CHRISTOPHER J. BARR
DEBORAH S. BARTHELL
LOUIS MICHAEL BELL
MARJORIE H. BRANT
EXCETRAL K. CALDWELL
MARY T. COOMBS
DOUGLAS CORBETT
DOUGLAS G. COULTER
BEVERLY CROSSON
WILLIAM F. FIELD
EDWARD J. FINN
RALPH E. FISHER
NORMAN J. FRY
GEORGE F. HOBDAY, Jr.
SHEILA SLOCUM HOLLIS
BETH HONOUR
LEE HUBER
CRAIG W. HULVEY
ANN KALASKA
PETER C. LESCH
MILDRED CARTER MARINER
L. R. PANKONIEN
BRUCE J. PARKER
MELINDA M. RILEY
SUSAN B. RUSSELL
JOHN R. SCHAEFGEN
JOHN T. STOUGH, Jr.
KEVIN M. SWEENEY
DANIEL J. WRIGHT
WRIGHT & TALISMAN, P.C.

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Table of Contents

DIVISION I EVOLUTION OF GAS INDUSTRY AND THE REGULATORY
FRAMEWORK


Chapter 1 Background: 1940–1990


Chapter 2 Regulation in the Post-World War II Period (1950–1970): Federal Regulation


Chapter 3 Regulation in the Post-World War II Period (1950–1970): State Regulation


Chapter 4 1970 to 1991: A Period of Momentous Change


Chapter 5 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title III Summary and Analysis of Major Provisions


Chapter 6 The Amendments of the Energy Policy Act of 2005


Chapter 7 Antitrust Law


Chapter 8 Interstate Transportation of Natural Gas


Chapter 9 Environmental Issues

DIVISION II PIPELINE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS


Chapter 10 Pipeline Organization


Chapter 11 Pipeline Service Obligation


Chapter 11A Pipeline Safety and Security


Chapter 12 Natural Gas Supply Sources


Chapter 13 Gas Commodity Markets


Chapter 14 FERC Compliance and Enforcement Developments Affecting the Energy Industry

DIVISION III DISTRIBUTOR ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS


Chapter 15 Natural Gas Distribution Companies


Chapter 16 The Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline


Chapter 17 Natural Gas Vehicles


Chapter 18 Impact of Customer Choice on Local Distributor Transportation


Chapter 19 Natural Gas Transmission And Distribution Projects In Frontier Countries


Chapter 20 Regulation of the Gas Industry in Canada


Chapter 21 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)


Chapter 22 Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing


Chapter 22A State Law Issues Related to Hydraulic Fracturing

DIVISION IV SUPPLY SOURCES


Chapter 23 Natural Gas Storage


Chapter 24 Natural Gas Gathering Systems

DIVISION V COSTS AND REVENUES


Chapter 25 General Principles Applicable to Utility Rates


Chapter 26 Allowable Operating Expenses


Chapter 27 Taxes Other Than Income Taxes


Chapter 28 Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization


Chapter 29 Rate Base


Chapter 30 Rate of Return


Chapter 31 Federal Income Taxation


Chapter 32 Cost-of-Service


Chapter 33 Bankruptcy


Chapter 34 [Reserved]

DIVISION VI PIPELINE RATES, TARIFFS, AND SCHEDULES


Chapter 35 Pipeline Rates


Chapter 36 Procedures in Pipeline Ratemaking


Chs. 37–38 [Reserved]


Chapter 39 Offshore Natural Gas

DIVISION VII DISTRIBUTOR RATES, TARIFFS, AND SCHEDULES


Chapter 40 Distributor Rates


Chapter 41 Distributor Ratemaking Procedures


Chapter 42 Rates and Service Obligations of Municipally Owned Gas Distributors


Chapter 43 [Reserved]


Chapter 44 Alternative Dispute Resolution

DIVISION VIII ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, CIVIL PROCEDURE AND JUDICIAL REVIEW


Chapter 45 Administrative Procedures


Chapter 46 Judicial Review


Chapter 47 Regulatory Treatment of Non-Utility Functions


Chapter 48 Regulation of Accounting


Chapter 49 Reporting Requirements


Chapter 50 Liability Defenses for Energy Companies


Chapter 51 Litigation Affecting the Natural Gas Industry

Division IX Agency Information

Division X Glossary of Gas Terms

Division XI Tariff Schedules [Reserved]

Division XII Statutes and Regulations