Click here to be redirected for more information about FERC Elk Creek Case. This article deals with the showing that must be made to justify the rates charged long-term contracts that support new oil pipeline construction. Further it deals with whether shipper agreement to rates is sufficient in and of itself to justify FERC approval of oil pipeline rates. In FERC Commissioner Glick’s view the answer appears to be “no” because of a concern with pipeline market power. I hope you find the article informative.