Illegal colonial gas mixing, according to shipper 3rd Circ.



By Clark Mindock (September 24, 2021, 7:26 p.m. EDT) – A Third Circuit panel wondered Friday whether a dispute over mixing butane from a refiner affiliated with Colonial Pipeline Co. with gasoline from a shipper would be best resolved by the federal government. Energy Regulatory Commission as the courts.

During oral argument, as shipper George E. Warren LLC argues he owes him millions because he received substandard gas mixed with butane, the panel asked what the courts can do and what should be left to federal regulators. GEW is appealing a lower court ruling that a FERC-approved tariff governing the transportation of petroleum products allowed refiner Powder Springs Logistics LLC, a joint venture between Colonial …

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