Pipes Accused of Subverting Order 637

A coalition of pipeline customers has accused interstate gaspipelines of attempting to bypass FERC Order 637’s limits on theuse of penalties by offering their customers new services thatinclude penalties masked in “sheep’s clothing.”

November 3, 2000

Transportation Notes

Despite projecting linepack within its operating limits targetrange, Pacific Gas & Electric extended a high-inventory OFO (seeDaily GPI, March 15 and March 16) into its third day today butloosened the tolerance for positive imbalances slightly from 1% to2%. The utility expects linepack to exceed its upper limit targetagain Saturday.

March 17, 2000

INGAA Protests EPA’s Tightening of NOx Limits

A major pipeline group fired off an angry letter Friday askingthe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider a “policydecision” that would force pipelines to shell out at least $280million – money that would have to be diverted from expansionprojects – for “unproven” technology to meet a 90%-reduction targetfor nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

December 21, 1998
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