Suppliers

Favorable PD on Southern LNG Critical, Say Foreign Suppliers

British Gas Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (BGTTL) may get an earlyChristmas present. It has asked FERC to issue a preliminarydetermination (PD) on Southern LNG’s proposal to recommission itsliquefied natural gas terminal facility at this Wednesday’smeeting. FERC has placed the project on the agenda — so BGTTL ishalf way there — but whether it will issue a PD is quite anothermatter.

December 13, 1999

Overseas Suppliers Push for Southern LNG Project

British Gas Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (BGTTL) may get an earlyChristmas present. It has asked FERC to issue a preliminarydetermination (PD) on Southern LNG Inc.’s proposal to recommissionits liquefied natural gas terminal facility at the Dec. 15 regularmeeting. FERC has placed the project on the agenda — so BGTTL ishalfway there — but whether it will issue a PD is quite anothermatter.

December 10, 1999

ACN Stumbles in East Ohio Pilot

Due to confusion over service area territory, 2,300 East OhioGas (EOG) customers wrongfully switched suppliers from the utilityto ACN Energy, the marketer admitted last week. A letter has beensent to the involved customers. No money changed hands and ACN hastaken responsibility for the mistake.

September 20, 1999

Confusion Causes Problem in East Ohio Pilot

Due to confusion over service area territory, 2,300 East OhioGas (EOG) customers wrongfully switched suppliers from the utilityto ACN Energy, the marketer admitted earlier this week. A letterhas been sent to the involved customers. No money changed hands andACN has taken responsibility for the mistake.

September 16, 1999

Choice Available to Some But Those Choosing Are Few

According to a recent survey, one in six U.S. consumers, or 17%,say they can now choose their energy suppliers. However, only 2%have actually changed providers.

September 10, 1999

Ohio Governor Signs Electric Choice Into Law

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft signed the state’s electric restructuringbill Tuesday. All Ohio customers are to have a choice of suppliersbeginning Jan. 1, 2001. Beginning Jan. 1, 2001 consumers will enjoya mandatory rate reduction of 5% provided for in the bill and beable to purchase electricity from whichever company they choose.

July 8, 1999

New Mexico Opening To Electric Competition

The New Mexico Legislature passed a bill opening the state’sretail electric power market to competing suppliers beginning in2001. The bill, passed unanimously by the state House ofRepresentatives a week ago, goes to Gov. Gary Johnson, who wasexpected to sign it into law.

March 29, 1999

New Mexico Opening to Electric Competition

The New Mexico Legislature passed a bill opening the state’sretail electric power market to competing suppliers beginning in2001. The bill, passed unanimously by the state House ofRepresentatives late Friday night, now goes to Gov. Gary Johnson,who has 20 days to sign it into law.

March 23, 1999

Dynegy-El Paso Deal Breaks Even So far This Year

With San Juan Basin-Southern California border (bidweek) basisaveraging double what it was last year through November-36cents/MMBtu compared with 18 cents-and rising, Dynegy’s $70 milliondeal for 1.3 Bcf/d of El Paso Natural Gas’ firm pipeline capacityis looking better all the time for the company, Dynegy PresidentStephen Bergstrom said in an interview with NGI.

November 16, 1998

CERI Optimistic Canadian Suppliers Will Meet Demand, Fill Pipes

Canadians are wasting no time making sure production capacitykeeps up with increases in demand for natural gas that pipelineprojects are expected to generate over the next two years,according to an annual deliverability survey released last week bythe Canadian Energy Research Institute. Not even this year’s 30%drop in oil prices hurt producer revenues and budgets enough toslow down gas development.

October 26, 1998