FERC Okays NW Natural Interstate Storage Service

In an effort to improve the reliability of the Pacific Northwest’s natural gas supply, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an application by NW Natural Gas Co. to provide storage services to the interstate gas market. With FERC’s ruling, NW Natural will be able to use the surplus of its 10 Bcf of underground storage capacity at Mist, OR, to help address the region’s energy challenges.

May 24, 2001

Senate Energy to Hold Hearings on CA

Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-AK), chairman of the Senate Energycommittee, yesterday announced plans to hold hearings on theCalifornia energy crisis within the next week. The chairman echoedthe Bush administration’s position that California must take thelead in solving its problem with support from FERC, theadministration and Congress.

January 25, 2001

Group Gives Congress Restructuring To-Do List

While electric restructuring at the federal level meandersalong, a broad group of industry and consumer organizationsreleased a list last week of 23 principles it believes should beincluded. The group is hoping its efforts might add some urgency tothe legislative process.

April 10, 2000


NGI Daily Price Index reported last week that Potomac ElectricPower Co. hoped to sell nearly all of its power generationfacilities — with an estimated capacity of at about 6,055 MW —for an “upside price” of about $3 million. Pepco later correctedthe figure to $3 billion. Pepco further said it hoped to narrow thefield of serious bidders to between six and a dozen by March.

February 8, 2000


In NGI’s story, “El Paso Pulls Off FTC-Required Sellathon” inthe previous issue (see NGI, Jan. 10), it is erroneously statedthat CMS Energy Corp. purchased both the Sea Robin pipeline and ashare of the Destin Pipeline from El Paso Energy. CMS onlypurchased Sea Robin whereas the Destin Pipeline was sold to anundisclosed party. NGI regrets the error.

January 17, 2000
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