Energy Law Research Guide

This guide is intended as a starting point for research on energy law, especially the transportation, distribution, and sale of energy and energy-related natural resources in interstate commerce.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. It also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. FERC's predecessor was the Federal Power Commission. FERC's regulatory authority comes from the Federal Power Act (also known as the Public Utility Act of 1935), 16 U.S.C. § 791 et seq. Its regulations are found in Title 18 of the C.F.R. Sources of FERC decisions, regulations, and guidance documents include:

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