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Washington Gas & Light Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

ELR Citation: 40 ELR 20129
Nos. No. 09-1100, (D.C. Cir., 04/27/2010)

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review FERC's approval of a construction project that would allow a natural gas importer to import greater quantities of liquefied natural gas and distribute it in gaseous form. The petitioner, a utility, argued that higher volumes of regasified liquefied natural gas would pass through its piping system as a result of the expansion, which in turn would pose an increased risk of unsafe natural gas leakage. But by imposing a post-expansion limit on the project that matched the pre-expansion limit, FERC satisfactorily ensured that the expansion will not result in an increased risk of unsafe natural gas leakage.