KRS Chapter 278: Natural Gas (Kentucky)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Kentucky

Applies to States or Provinces Kentucky
Name KRS Chapter 278: Natural Gas (Kentucky)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Kentucky Public Service Commission
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

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The Public Service Commission may, by rule or order, authorize and require the transportation of natural gas in intrastate commerce by intrastate pipelines, or by local distribution companies with unused or excess capacity not needed to meet existing obligations of the pipeline or distribution company, for any person for one (1) or more uses, as defined by the commission by rule, in the case of:(a) Natural gas sold by a producer, pipeline or other seller to such person; or(b) Natural gas produced by such person. (2) The rates and charges of any intrastate pipeline or local distribution company with respect to any transportation authorized and required under this section shall be fair and reasonable.

The rule states pipeline quality standards as well as delivery and curtailment provisions. It shall be the policy of the Public Service Commission to facilitate greater utilization of the natural gas produced or available for production within the state, where this can be done without detriment to the customers of utilities under jurisdiction of the commission. This policy may be implemented by requiring the transportation of natural gas in intrastate commerce for persons who own or have purchased gas.

Policy Contact

Department Kentucky Public Service Commission
Address P.O. Box 615
Address 2 211 Sower Boulevard
Place Frankfort, Kentucky
Zip/Postal Code 40602-0615
Phone (502) 564-3940
Phone 2 1-800-772-4636
Fax Fax: (502) 564-3460