"Energy Policy: FERC Chairman Expected To Step Down — Sources"

"The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was conspicuously absent from an agency meeting today as speculation mounted that he may soon relinquish his post.

Kevin McIntyre, a Trump appointee who has been struggling with health issues, did not attend the gathering at FERC's Washington, D.C., headquarters this morning, nor did he vote on agenda items. He was previously absent from FERC’s September meeting due to medical issues, according to an agency source.

In recent days, sources close to the commission have said McIntyre could announce he will cede his chairmanship at the agency as early as today and that the White House will subsequently tap FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee as chairman. Still, there was widespread uncertainty about any leadership changes, and it remains unclear if or when McIntyre's role may change."

Hannah Northey and Rod Kuckro report for Greenwire October 18, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 10/19/2018