FERC yesterday set the merger between Western Resources Inc. andKansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) for evidentiary hearingon issues involving market power and customer protection.
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One of the “biggest issues” facing the natural gas industry inthe upcoming year with respect to Y2K will be the readiness of “keyproviders and dependent players,” namely the electricity andtelecommunications industries, said pipeline and LDC officials lastweek.
A Canadian-backed merchant underground storage operator hasraised a red flag in California’s ongoing, but delayed, natural gasrestructuring proceedings by questioning how new energy marketplayers can compete with, but be dependent on, the state’s majorinvestor-owned utilities.
Reviewing its nearly five years of weekly natural gas storagesurveys, the American Gas Assoc. (AGA) said its numbers generallyhave tracked the more rigorously compiled monthly surveys by theEnergy Information Administration (EIA) and the AGA survey hasbecome an industry standard.