15 U.S. Code § 720c - Pipeline expansion
With respect to any Alaska natural gas transportation project, on a request by 1 or more persons and after giving notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the Commission may order the expansion of the Alaska natural gas project if the Commission determines that such an expansion is required by the present and future public convenience and necessity.
Any order of the Commission issued in accordance with this section shall be void unless the person requesting the order executes a firm transportation agreement with the Alaska natural gas transportation project within such reasonable period of time as the order may specify.
Nothing in this section expands or otherwise affects any authority of the Commission with respect to any natural gas pipeline located outside the State.
The Commission may issue such regulations as are necessary to carry out this section.
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