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[FR Doc No: 94-2294]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[Docket No. RP94-113-000, et al.]

 

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, et al.; Natural Gas 
Certificate Filings

    Take notice that the following filings have been made with the 
Commission:

1. Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

[Docket No. RP94-113-000]

January 13, 1994.
    Take notice that on January 10, 1994, Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation (Columbia) and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (Tennessee) 
filed a joint petition pursuant to section 207 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207, requesting an order 
approving a stipulation entered into on October 1, 1993. Petitioners 
state the stipulation provides for termination of all firm 
transportation and storage contracts between them, through permanent 
assignment of Tennessee capacity to Columbia's customers and through 
payment of an exit fee to Tennessee by Columbia for abandonment of 
unassigned capacity on Tennessee.
    Petitioners state that under the terms of the stipulation Columbia 
will assign all of its capacity rights under Contract No. T-2030 
(15,637 Dth per day of storage withdrawal under Tennessee's SS-E rate 
schedule), and under Contract Nos. T-4613/T-4872 (10,425 Dth per day of 
firm transportation under Tennessee's FT-B rate schedule). Columbia 
would also assign a portion of its rights under Contract No. T-3871 
(263,998 Dth per day of firm transportation under Tennessee's FT-A rate 
schedule).
    The petitioners further state Columbia will pay Tennessee a 
negotiated exit fee for termination of the unassigned portion of 
Columbia's capacity rights under Contract No. T-3871 and for 
termination of Contact Nos. T-3869/T-4870 (6,928 Dth per day of firm 
transportation under Tennessee's FT-B rate schedule). They state the 
exit fee will be computed at the time the stipulation becomes 
effective, based on a formula that takes into account, among other 
things, the amount of unassigned capacity, estimates of Tennessee's 
rates over the term of the contracts, and the net present value of the 
nominal claim. Based on assumptions with a January 1, 1995 effective 
date, petitioners estimate an exit fee of $36.7 million.
    Petitioners request an order approving recovery of the exit fee in 
Columbia's rates through its TCRA (transportation costs rate 
adjustment) mechanism. They request authorization for Tennessee to 
retain a portion of the exit fee equal to the amount it would have 
collected from Columbia in demand charges for the unassigned capacity 
through July 1, 1995. Tennessee proposes to credit the remaining 
portion of the exit fee to its firm customers through its GSR cost 
recovery mechanism.
    Petitioners further request abandonment authorization under section 
7(b) of the Natural Gas Act for the following transportation and 
exchange services:

Tennessee

Rate Schedule T-133
Rate Schedule T-140
Rate Schedule T-147

Tennessee and Columbia

Tennessee Rate Schedule X-58--Columbia Rate Schedule X-78
Tennessee Rate Schedule X-60--Columbia Rate Schedule X-90
Tennessee Rate Schedule X-66--Columbia Rate Schedule X-119
    Comment date: February 1, 1994, in accordance with the first 
paragraph of Standard Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

2. Texas Eastern Transmission Corp.

[Docket No. CP94-178-000]

January 14, 1994.
    Take notice that on January 12, 1994, Texas Eastern Transmission 
Corporation (Texas Eastern), P. O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251-1642, 
filed in Docket No. CP94-178-000, an application pursuant to Section 
7(b) of the Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to abandon by 
sale certain facilities in the Caillou Island area, Terrebonne Parish, 
Louisiana, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on 
file with the Commission and open to public inspection.
    Specifically, Texas Eastern proposes to abandon, by sale to The 
Offshore Group, a barge and appurtenant equipment located in the 
Caillou Island Field, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Texas Eastern 
states that it was authorized to construct certain facilities, 
including the barge, to connect natural gas supplies dedicated to it by 
Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E). LL&E owns compression 
facilities on the barge which are used to deliver natural gas to Texas 
Eastern. LL&E has made arrangements with Texaco, Inc. to provide 
compression service to deliver the natural gas to Texas Eastern. LL&E 
therefore no longer requires Texas Eastern's barge or the facilities on 
it.
    Comment date: February 4, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

3. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp.

[Docket No. CP94-182-000]

January 14, 1994.
    Take notice that on January 13, 1994, Transcontinental Gas Pipe 
Line Corporation (TGPL), Post Office Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251, 
filed in Docket No. CP94-182-000 a request pursuant to Sec. 157.205 of 
the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.205) 
for authorization to construct and operate a sales tap to Exxon 
Company, U.S.A. (Exxon) under TGPL's blanket certificate issued in 
Docket No. CP83-426-000 pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, 
all as more fully set forth in the request which is on file with the 
Commission and open to public inspection.
    Specifically, TGPL proposes to construct and operate a new sales 
tap to Exxon on TGPL's existing 20-inch South McMullen Lateral in 
McMullen County, Texas. TGPL states that it would use the facilities to 
deliver, on an interruptible basis, up to 400 Mcf of natural gas per 
day to Exxon. TGPL would transport the natural gas for Exxon under part 
284 of the Commission's Regulations, it is stated. TGPL states that 
Exxon would reimburse it for the cost of the facilities.
    TGPL asserts that the new sales tap would not have any significant 
impact on TGPL's peak day or annual deliveries and is not prohibited by 
TGPL's gas tariff.
    Comment date: February 28, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph G at the end of this notice.

Standard Paragraphs

    F. Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before the comment date, 
file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20426, a motion to intervene or a protest in accordance with the 
requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 
CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act 
(18 CFR 157.10). All protests filed with the Commission will be 
considered by it in determining the appropriate action to be taken but 
will not serve to make the protestants parties to the proceeding. Any 
person wishing to become a party to a proceeding or to participate as a 
party in any hearing therein must file a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the Commission's Rules.
    Take further notice that, pursuant to the authority contained in 
and subject to the jurisdiction conferred upon the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission by Sections 7 and 15 of the Natural Gas Act and 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a hearing will be 
held without further notice before the Commission or its designee on 
this application if no motion to intervene is filed within the time 
required herein, if the Commission on its own review of the matter 
finds that a grant of the certificate and/or permission and approval 
for the proposed abandonment are required by the public convenience and 
necessity. If a motion for leave to intervene is timely filed, or if 
the Commission on its own motion believes that a formal hearing is 
required, further notice of such hearing will be duly given.
    Under the procedure herein provided for, unless otherwise advised, 
it will be unnecessary for applicant to appear or be represented at the 
hearing.
    G. Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 45 days after 
issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 
214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to 
intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to Sec. 157.205 of the 
Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.205) a protest to the 
request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefor, the 
proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day 
after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and 
not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a 
protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for 
authorization pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.
Lois D. Cashell,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-2294 Filed 2-1-94; 8:45 am]
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