Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in the United States: Past, Present, and Future
|Title:||Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in the United States: Past, Present, and Future|
|Publication Date:||June 2018|
|Published In:||Foundations & Trends in Microeconomics|
This monograph provides a detailed overview of federal-level regulation of the U.S. interstate natural gas pipeline industry. To develop a more complete understanding of the current regulatory environment, we place contemporary rules and regulations into their proper historical context by first reviewing the evolution of gas pipeline regulation over the course of the 20th Century. We then discuss the market restructuring process that culminated in 1992 with FERC Order No. 636, review the economic and policy research that studied its effects on pipeline operations (and on the U.S. natural gas market writ large), and examine the current regulations and industry structure that have since emerged. Finally, we explore possibilities for the future of regulation in the gas pipeline industry, offering some predictions regarding the likely direction of regulatory changes, paying particular attention to the possibility of incentive-based regulation in natural gas transmission.
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|External Contributors:||Charles F. Mason|
Oliver, M. E., & Mason, C. F. (2018). Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in the United States: Past, Present, and Future. Foundations and Trends® in Microeconomics 11(4): 227-288.