Key Learning Points: Lesson 8
- All pipelines, crude and natural gas, are regulated by the federal government and regulations have evolved over time.
- Pipelines provide various levels of service.
- The rates they charge must be “just and reasonable,” and must be posted on their websites.
- Once a heavily-regulated industry, natural gas pipelines became deregulated in 1985, and the “spot” market emerged.
- Marketing companies developed to provide the once “bundled” services provided by the pipelines and gas companies.
- The costs incurred in transporting crude and natural gas must be considered in the “value chain” from wellhead to end-use.
The services and rates that pipelines charge represent a component of the value chain for crude and natural gas, but how the actual wellhead and delivered prices are determined will be examined in the next lesson.
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