Extended

FGT Expansion Gets Draft Environmental OK

Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) last week extended its lead over other pipes that are flocking to Florida to cash in on the gas-fired power generation market when FERC staff issued draft environmental approval for its Phase IV mainline expansion.

October 11, 1999

FGT Expansion Gets Draft Environmental Okay

Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) extended its lead in the crowdedrace to serve the expanding gas-fired power generation market inFlorida this week when FERC staff issued draft environmentalapproval for its Phase IV mainline expansion.

October 8, 1999

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission extended an Overage Alert Day noticeinto its third day Wednesday, continuing to cite high market-areademand. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is lifting itslow-linepack OFO today.

October 7, 1999

Transportation Notes

Both Florida Gas Transmission and Pacific Gas & Electricextended low-linepack OFOs (see Daily GPI, Oct. 5)-FGT through Tuesday and PG&Ethrough today. Neither changed the OFO conditions. PG&E posts OFOsa day in advance, while FGT usually re-evaluates system conditionseach morning before deciding whether to declare one for that gas day.

October 6, 1999

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission extended an Overage Alert Day notice forits market area that had begun Tuesday (see Daily GPI, Sept. 29) through Thursday but againloosened the tolerance for negative daily imbalances from 6% to 8%.

October 1, 1999

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission extended an Overage Alert Day noticefor its market area (see Daily GPI, Sept. 29) through Wednesday butloosened the tolerance for negative imbalances to 6%.

September 30, 1999

Industry Briefs

Tennessee Gas Pipeline and CNG Transmission said the AtlanticAlliance Project open season will be extended to Nov. 30. The openseason was originally proposed to close on Sept. 30. The pipelinessaid potential shippers requested the extension because of increaseduncertainty regarding the Millennium and Independence/MarketLinkcertificate proceedings, especially pending FERC’s announced publicconference on Independence/MarketLink. The conference is scheduled forthis Wednesday (see Daily GPI, Sept.16). Additionally, the targeted gas-fired power plant market isstill being defined. The Atlantic Alliance Project is proposed totransport up to 750,000 Dth/d of gas from Chicago and the NiagaraImport Point to developing markets in the Northeast. It will includeaccess to Transco and the proposed MarketLink Project at Leidy, PA,and to Columbia and the proposed Millennium Project at Horseheads andGreenwood, NY. Capacity will be phased in as needed on Tennessee’s andCNG’s existing systems by adding limited facilities along existingrights-of-way.

September 28, 1999

California Restricts Retail Unbundling

California legislators have bowed to industry pressure andextended the state’s ban on natural gas unbundling for residentialand small business customers. The new legislation (AB 1421) waspassed in a late night session in the waning days of the currentlegislative session and will maintain the utilities’ role as thealmost exclusive provider for small customers.

September 13, 1999

California Restricts Retail Unbundling

California legislators have bowed to industry pressure andextended the state’s ban on natural gas unbundling for residentialand small business customers. The new law (AB 1421) passed in alate-night session in the waning days of the current legislaturewill maintain the utilities’ role as the almost exclusive providerfor small customers.

September 13, 1999

CA Gas Settlement Deadline Extended Slightly

The possibility of a market-based solution to California’snatural gas industry restructuring stayed alive yesterday when moretime was allowed by state regulators for about 75 parties to hammerout a settlement. Without a deadline extension from the CPUC, hopesof a market-based solution to the state’s future gas unbundlingwould have been abandoned in favor of another round of regulatoryhearings. The settlement process now has until Oct. 27 to come upwith a broad-based agreement. The previous deadline was Sept. 6.

September 2, 1999