What is the difference between a Marketing Affiliate and a Marketer?
A Marketing Affiliate is usually a marketing company with corporate ties to a pipeline or
distributor. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 497 regulates any
relationships an interstate pipeline marketing affiliate might have with either the
transportation or sales departments of the pipeline. A Marketer is a company, other than the
pipeline or LDC that buys and resells gas or brokers gas for a profit. Marketers also
perform a variety of related services, including arranging transportation, monitoring
deliveries and balancing. An independent marketer is not affiliated with a pipeline,
producer or LDC.