FERC to have quorum again after Senate approves two commissioners

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can get back to approving natural gas pipelines and other infrastructure projects now that the U.S. Senate has moved to fill two of the four vacancies on the five-member commission, Bloomberg reports. The news service says the Senate recently confirmed the nominations of FERC Commissioners Robert Powelson, former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and Neil Chatterjee, a senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. With their appointments, the commission regains the quorum it has lacked for six months to approve liquefied natural gas export terminals, natural gas pipelines and other energy-related projects. For more, read the full story.

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