TransCanada, Nicor See Future for Viking Voyageur

TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. and Nicor Inc. said they plan to dustoff their old Viking Voyageur proposal and re-submit it as asubstantially amended pipeline project, one that would be aboutone-seventh the length of the originally proposed project and flownorth instead of south. The revised project would originate at theChicago market hub and deliver to growing gas markets in northernIllinois and southern Wisconsin.

August 6, 1998

NGPL Discount Plan Gets Nod from FERC

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America’s (NGPL) proposal tospecify certain types of discounts in its tariff and avoid seekingFERC approval for each transaction won a partial victory last week.But nearly similar proposals of three El Paso Energy pipelines wererejected, and the trio was told to try again.

August 5, 1998

Sale of Columbia’s Project Penny Facilities Opposed

Columbia Gas Transmission’s proposal to sell its Project Pennytransmission system in western New York and northwesternPennsylvania to Norse Pipeline LLC, which seeks to refunctionalizethe facilities as gathering, is a “thinly-veiled attempt todramatically increase” rates to move gas on the system atproducers’ expense, charged an independent producer.

June 30, 1998

Conference Ordered for Tetco Settlement Offer

FERC yesterday ordered a settlement judge to convene aconference on Texas Eastern Transmission’s settlement proposal thatprofesses to save the pipeline’s customers more than $260 millionby the end of 2003.

June 25, 1998

Customers Rap Texas Eastern Rate Proposal

Texas Eastern Transmission’s proposed settlement professing morethan $260 million in customer savings over the next five to sixyears isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, state regulators and pipeline customers insist.

May 20, 1998
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