Joined

Producers Seek Stay of Order 637’s Price-Cap Waiver

In a rare display of unanimity, major and independent gasproducers last week joined forces to ask FERC to stay the removalof the price caps on short-term capacity release transactions untilOrder 637 undergoes full rehearing at the Commission and in thecourts. The price caps are due to be lifted on March 26.

March 20, 2000

Producers Seek Stay of Order 637’s Cap Waiver

Major and independent gas producers have joined forces to askFERC to stay the removal of the price caps on short-term capacityrelease transactions until Order 637 undergoes full rehearing atthe Commission and in the courts.

March 17, 2000

Coastal’s Wisconsin Motives Questioned

Coastal says it has joined Peoples Energy to build a 130-milepipeline from Indiana to Wisconsin because the market needs thepipe. Others, especially backers of the proposed Guardian Pipeline,say the parent of ANR Pipeline is merely trying to protect its lockon the Wisconsin market.

December 13, 1999

East Defies Fundamentals by Joining Western Upticks

Even with continuing mild weather and an indifferent screen, theEast joined the West in a united front of rising prices Wednesday.Gains were fairly uniform across the board, ranging from about anickel to a dime. CIG, which had been lagging considerably behindother Rockies pipes Tuesday, was playing catch-up Wednesday with anincrease of a little more than a dime after an eastward-moving coldfront blanketed much of the state of Colorado in snow.

December 9, 1999

Altra, Excelergy Enter into Co-Marketing Venture

Two main players in the gas industry’s e business sector joinedforces last week as Altra Energy Technologies and Excelergy Corp.announced an agreement in which Excelergy’s billing and customerinformation software will be marketed along with Altra’s wholesaletrading and risk management products. No financial terms weredisclosed. The venture is currently under way.

November 29, 1999

Altra, Excelergy Enter into Co-Marketing Venture

Two main players in the gas industry’s e business sector joinedforces yesterday as Altra Energy Technologies and Excelergy Corp.announced an agreement in which Excelergy’s billing and customerinformation software will be marketed along with Altra’s wholesaletrading and risk management products. No financial terms weredisclosed. The venture is currently under way.

November 23, 1999

California Sues Interior Over Offshore Leases

California Gov. Gray Davis has joined the California CoastalCommission and the state attorney general’s office in a lawsuitagainst the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to block extensionsDOI Secretary Bruce Babbitt granted last week on 36 undeveloped oiland gas leases offshore.

November 18, 1999

Bailey Sees ‘Mouse’ of a Gas Rule Delivered by Christmas

Commissioners Linda K. Breathitt and Vicky A. Bailey last weekjoined the club of those confused about when, if ever, FERC mightsettle the huge number of gas issues that have been on its platefor more than a year. Much to the chagrin of the industry, whichhas been anticipating some type of FERC action soon, Breathittindicated it would take up to six more months, while Baileypredicted the Commission would be delivering a package of gasdecisions by Christmas.

September 20, 1999

Bailey Sees ‘Mouse’ of a Gas Rule Delivered by Christmas

Commissioners Linda K. Breathitt and Vicky A. Bailey this weekjoined the club of those confused about when, if ever, FERC mightsettle the huge number of gas issues that have been on its platefor more than a year. Early in the week, Breathitt indicated itwould take up to six more months, while Bailey said yesterday theCommission would be delivering a package of gas decisions byChristmas.

September 15, 1999

Prices Start Rising Again as New Storms Develop

Dennis and Emily joined Cindy Tuesday as the latest namedtropical storms in the Atlantic, and cash prices responded byresuming a climb that had faltered slightly as the week began.Nearly all eastern gains were at least a nickel or greater, withsome points rising by double digits. Somewhat surprisingly,however, most of the dime-or-greater increases occurred in theWest, led by one of nearly 20 cents at the PG&E citygate. TheCalifornia market in general was boosted as Pacific Gas &Electric threw something of a curveball at traders: instead of thefrequent high-linepack OFOs this summer, the one that takes effecttoday is for low linepack (see Transportation Notes).

August 25, 1999