Transco’s Y2K Precaution Ok’d

FERC has granted Transcontinental Gas Pipeline a “temporary,limited term waiver” of its tariff to require advancecapacity-release offers and nominations for the first week of theYear 2000 by Dec. 27 and 28, respectively. The waiver would extendthrough Jan. 7, Transco said, and would only be used in the eventof an unanticipated systems failure or other Y2K-related problems.

October 1, 1999

ProvGas Files for Rehearing of Affiliate Abuse Decision

Stung by a hearing officer’s $323,000 fine for affiliatefavoritism and tariff violations, Providence Gas Co. (ProvGas) saidlast week the “unusual proceedings” went “substantially beyond thescope of issues originally” raised by an Aurora Natural Gascomplaint. The Rhode Island utility filed a request forreconsideration, rehearing and a stay of the decision, saying thelargest portion of the fine is a free ticket to marketers forwinter storage and peaking services they already received.

October 5, 1998

Producer Share of Offshore Capacity Grows, Study Says

A pipeline-commissioned study that says the producer share ofthe offshore pipeline industry is on the upswing and that increasedrate and tariff flexibility from FERC largely are responsible forthe phenomenon drew the wrath of producers last week.

June 5, 1998
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