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The Concentric Connection • November, 2017
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Welcome to the November Edition of the Concentric Connection!

As we dig into pumpkin lattes and year-end preparations we take a moment to pause and reflect on the activities of 2017 including the Firm’s expansion and Concentric’s 15th anniversary.

Did you know that The Foster Report is published through the Concentric family of companies? First issued on March 23, 1956, the initial edition of the Foster Associates Report was published by J. Rhoades Foster and a group of noted economists under the auspices of a new company – Foster Associates, Inc.

In 1957, the publication created its first brand identity which emphasized coverage of the natural gas industry (above). Fast forward to 2014, and Concentric Energy Publications (Concentric) acquired what was then known as The Foster Natural Gas/Oil Report and brought it into the Concentric family as The Foster Report. And, while the Report was going through its own evolution, including name and logo changes, the Concentric family was emerging as a leader in energy consulting in North America.

The Foster Report team now provides daily news and maintains sixty years of historical industry information at The Foster Report incorporates narratives of laws and regulations that drive not only the federal agenda but also local and state developments in the oil, natural gas, and energy fields. The Foster Report publishes a thorough review of activities at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the National Energy Board of Canada. For over sixty years, The Foster Report has addressed significant regulatory and business events that impact all segments of the North American natural gas and oil industry.

Staff Interviews
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Meet Denise Ryan, Editor in Chief

The Foster Report is a publication that strictly covers FERC cases in the oil, natural gas, and LNG industries. We provide comprehensive reporting that takes the time to get into the details of a FERC case or an industry-related topic. That narrow focus makes us a 1-stop-shop for lawyers representing clients before the Commission, pipeline industry executives that want impartial reporting on regulatory developments, and regulators that need to keep abreast of federal regulatory developments. Our publication allows readers to get exactly the content they need at a very reasonable price.

My experience with website development and social media has been influential to the report over the past year. Our goal has been to stay true to the Report’s tradition of high-quality coverage and strong news judgment, while bringing it into the digital realm. In addition to our strong Twitter presence, The Foster Report subscribers receive daily emails with breaking stories so they can follow the news in real time, with access to stories posted on our website and our online archive of stories dating back several decades. Subscribers also receive the full newsletter at the end of the week.

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Meet Tom Tiernan, Senior Reporter

As the energy industry continues to see changes in regulation, policy, economics, and fuel prices, some of which are impossible to predict, objective reporting is a fundamental need. The Foster Report is a must-read for energy professionals because it provides independent and in-depth reporting that is not slanted towards any specific clientele. The reporting is independent and thorough. For law firms or people in the energy community following FERC and developments in Washington, the Report serves as a valuable legal resource given its focused content and research integrity. As a trade press publication, the Report goes beyond just providing information that anyone can find online. Our reporting provides perspective and context so that readers can have a deeper understanding of the changes to the industry that might impact their business.

Through my past experience working for different publications in the energy sector, I have nurtured strong contacts and sources that give me insight into what is happening behind the scenes. This allows me to inform our subscribers beyond what they can find in a press release or agency report.

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Receive 20% Off By Subscribing to The Foster Report!

When you purchase a full subscription, use promo code CONCENTRIC20 to get in-depth coverage of FERC regulations and proceedings. Please contact Gina Smith at for more information.

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The Foster Report Featured Story of the Week
Senate Confirms McIntyre, Glick, Giving FERC First Full Roster Since 2015

Late in the day November 2, the Senate confirmed the White House nominations of Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to join FERC, which will give the Commission five commissioners for the first time in two years.

McIntyre, an attorney and co-leader of the global energy practice at Jones Day, will serve as chairman at FERC once he is sworn in, taking over for current Chairman Neil Chatterjee.

A spokeswoman for FERC on November 3, said there are no plans yet for McIntyre and Glick to be sworn in. Swearing in of commissioners usually happens within a matter of days following Senate confirmation, and commissioners may take time to fill out positions on their staff once seated at FERC.

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