Distribution

Lone Star in Winning Mexico City Bid

Lone Star Gas International along with two partners was awardeda permit to build a gas distribution system in Mexico City byMexico’s Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE). Lone Star is a 70%partner in a consortium that is to invest $213 million over 10years for a system that will have nearly 440,000 users, the vastmajority of them residential. Lone Star’s partners, each with 15%,are the Mexican companies Grupo Diavaz and Controladora Comercial eIndustrial.

August 6, 1998

Northern Utilities Plans Maine Expansion

Bay State Gas subsidiary Northern Utilities announced plans forgas distribution service in communities along the coastal corridornorth of Portland, ME. Communities to be served include Bath,Brunswick, Topsham, Freeport, Yarmouth, and Falmouth, as well asthe towns of Sanford, and Kittery in York County. The area iscontiguous to Northern’s existing service territory, and gas ratesin expansion areas will mirror those of Northern’s existing Mainecustomers, the company said.

June 17, 1998

AGA: Customer Choice Widespread and Growing

More than 70% of gas consumed could be bought from suppliersother than local distribution companies under current and proposedLDC transportation programs, according to the American GasAssociation (AGA). But the choice option still is heavily weightedtoward large customers.

June 1, 1998

Court Vacates FERC Orders on Mandatory Bypass

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authority formandatory pipeline bypass of a distribution company is up for grabsagain as a result of an Eleventh Circuit court decision lastThursday in the long-running Arcadian case (Atlanta Gas Light et alv. FERC 92-9121).

May 18, 1998
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