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Larcamp to Head New FERC Markets Office

Daniel L. Larcamp was appointed director of the Office ofMarkets, Tariffs and Rates at the Federal Energy RegulatoryCommission (FERC). The office and position were created as part ofinternal restructuring at the Commission under the FERC Firstprogram.

May 28, 1999

Sempra Expands South of the Border

The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) awarded thelicense to build and operate a gas distribution system in the LaLaguna-Durango geographic zone in north-central Mexico toDistribuidora de Gas Natural de La Laguna-Durango S. de R.L. deC.V. (DGN), wholly owned by San Diego-based Sempra EnergyInternational.

May 19, 1999

Cost-of-Service Rates Doing a Disappearing Act

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs to “do a completeoverhaul of its cost of service ratemaking model,” according toproducer attorney Katherine Edwards, because the rates currently inplace on many pipelines no longer reflect the costs.

May 17, 1999

Congestion Relief for Power Grid Gets FERC Nod

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week voted out twokey companion orders whose objective is to minimize the threat of arepeat of price spikes in the electricity market in the near termand beyond.

May 17, 1999

Transco’s SELA Connection Approved

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line may construct its 53-mileSoutheast Louisiana Crossover (SELA) offshore Louisiana, theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission said in an order voted outWednesday, but it will be at risk to recover its costs.

May 3, 1999

Trailblazer Settlement Gets Nod, Reflects Policy Changes

In a major clarification of policy, the Federal EnergyRegulatory Commission last week decided it wasn’t necessary toaddress the merits of each objection before approving contestedpipeline rate settlements. Instead, it said settlements could becertified based on the reasonableness of the overall package.

May 3, 1999

Transco’s SELA Connection Approved

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line may construct its 53-mileSoutheast Louisiana Crossover (SELA) offshore Louisiana, theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission said in an order voted outWednesday, but it will be at risk to recover its costs.

April 29, 1999

Independence, Millennium Win Draft Environmental Nods

The controversial Northeast-bound Independence Pipeline andMillennium Pipeline have won draft environmental acceptance at theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission, giving both the first bit ofencouraging news since the project applications were first filed.But the projects may not turn out as originally designed.

April 26, 1999

Independence, Millennium Win Draft Environmental Nod

The controversial Northeast-bound Independence Pipeline andMillennium Pipeline have won draft environmental acceptance at theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission. This was good news for bothpipelines, which have been beset by unprecedented landowneropposition and questions about the “need” for the projects.

April 20, 1999

Conference Planned on Northeast Quadrant Gas Demand

Faced with conflicting reports about the need for new pipelinecapacity to serve the Northeast quadrant of the country, theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission last week called for aninquiry into the area’s projected demand for natural gas over thenext 20 years.

April 19, 1999