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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[Docket No. CP94-185-000, et al.]

 

Colorado Interstate Gas Company, et al.; Natural Gas Certificate 
Filings

January 26, 1994.
    Take notice that the following filings have been made with the 
Commission:

1. Colorado Interstate Gas Company

[Docket No. CP94-185-000]

    Take notice that on January 18, 1994, Colorado Interstate Gas 
Company (CIG), Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, 
filed in Docket No. CP94-185-000 an application pursuant to Section 
7(b) of the Natural Gas Act for an order granting permission and 
approval to abandon the transportation and exchange of natural gas, all 
as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the 
Commission and open to public inspection.
    CIG states that it proposes to abandon a certificated agreement 
related to the transportation and exchange of natural gas by CIG for 
Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (Columbia). CIG further states 
that the agreement, dated June 2, 1980, as amended, constitutes CIG's 
Rate Schedule X-67 of its FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 2.
    CIG says that Columbia has requested that CIG terminate the 
agreement as a result of Order No. 636. Columbia will not engage in the 
merchant function as of November 1, 1993, and consequently will no 
longer require the transportation service, it is stated.
    CIG further states that it does not propose to abandon any 
facilities as a result of the authorization requested.
    Comment date: February 16, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

2. Colorado Interstate Gas Company

[Docket No. CP94-186-000]

    Take notice that on January 14, 1994, Colorado Interstate Gas 
Company (CIG), Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, 
filed in Docket No. CP94-186-000 an application pursuant to Section 
7(b) of the Natural Gas Act for an order granting permission and 
approval to abandon the transportation of natural gas, all as more 
fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission 
and open to public inspection.
    CIG states that it proposes to abandon the Transportation Agreement 
(Agreement) with Sinclair Oil Corporation (Sinclair) pursuant to CIG's 
Rate Schedule X-41 of its FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 2. CIG 
further states that this rate schedule provides that CIG may transport 
gas produced from reserves owned by Sinclair in the Blue Gap and West 
Creston areas of Carbon County, Wyoming to Sinclair's refineries. 
Sinclair has advised CIG that they have sold the properties from which 
it has in the past several years transported gas to CIG under the 
referenced transportation agreement and the Agreement is no longer 
useful to Sinclair, it is stated.
    CIG says that it does not propose to abandon any facilities as a 
result of the authorization requested.
    Comment date: February 16, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

3. Colorado Interstate Gas Company

[Docket No. CP94-187-000]

    Take notice that on January 14, 1994, Colorado Interstate Gas 
Company (CIG), P.O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, filed 
in Docket No. CP94-187-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of 
the Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to abandon an 
injection/withdrawal well, which was authorized in Docket No. CP92-154-
000, et al., all as more fully set forth in the application on file 
with the Commission and open to public inspection.
    CIG proposes to abandon the Latigo No. 46 well as an injection/
withdrawal well and to convert it to an observation well. It is stated 
that the well is located in the Latigo Storage Field in eastern 
Colorado. It is asserted that the well is not functioning adequately as 
an injection/withdrawal well at this time and would be more useful as 
an observation well to monitor reservoir pressures and the movement of 
gas.
    Comment date: February 16, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

4. CNG Transmission Corporation

[Docket No. CP94-189-000]

    Take notice that on January 14, 1994, CNG Transmission Corporation 
(CNG), 445 West Main Street, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301, filed in 
Docket No. CP94-189-000 a request pursuant to Sections 157.205 and 
157.211 of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 
CFR 157.205, 157.211) for authorization to construct a new sales/
transportation tap and appurtenant facilities to serve as a delivery 
point to Kamine/Besicorp Allegany, L.P. (Kamine Allegany) for the 
transportation of 11,100 Dekatherms (Dt) per day of natural gas for use 
in its 55 Megawatt Cogeneration Plant located in the Town of Hume, New 
York, under CNG's blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-537-000 
pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, all as more fully set 
forth in the request that is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection.
    It is stated that Kamine Allegany is constructing a 55 Megawatt 
gas-fired cogeneration plant in the Town of Hume, New York. It is 
further stated that Kamine Allegany's plant will cogenerate steam that 
will be used by an adjacent greenhouse, and electricity that will be 
purchased by Rochester Gas and Electric Company.
    CNG states that Kamine Allegany has made arrangements to transport 
its 11,100 Dt per day that it needs to fire its cogeneration plant on 
CNG's interstate pipeline system. In order to deliver Kamine Allegany's 
gas to the cogeneration plant, CNG must construct a tap, measuring and 
regulation station, and about 600 feet of 6 inch connecting pipeline. 
Therefore, CNG is proposing herein to tap into its existing parallel 
Lines 14 & 24, construct about 600 feet of connecting pipeline to 
connect with the Kamine Allegany Cogeneration plant, and install a 
measuring and regulation station, along with various auxiliary 
installations (gate valve assembly, a filter/separator, a line heater, 
various valves and yard and station piping, and buildings) at the point 
of interconnection with Lines 14 & 24.
    The estimated cost of the construction here is $600,000.
    Additionally, CNG states that it has sufficient system delivery 
capacity to deliver the existing contract quantities without 
disadvantaging its existing customers, either sales or transportation. 
These deliveries to Kamine Allegany for its cogeneration plant will 
have a de minimus impact on CNG's system wide peak and annual 
deliveries, CNG states. CNG verifies that the proposed construction 
complies with the requirements of Subpart F of Part 157 of the 
Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act.
    Comment date: March 14, 1994, in accordance with Standard Paragraph 
G at the end of this notice.

5. Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, Columbia LNG Corporation

[Docket No. CP94-191-000]

    Take notice that on January 21, 1994, Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation (Columbia Transmission), 1700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE., 
Charleston, West Virginia 25314-1599, and Columbia LNG Corporation 
(Columbia LNG), 20 Montchanin Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19807-0020, 
filed an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act 
for an order granting permission and approval to abandon service 
provided under Columbia's FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 2, Rate 
Schedule X-110 and Columbia LNG's FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 
2, Rate Schedule X-1. Under Rate Schedules X-110 and X-1 the companies 
are authorized to engage in an exchange of gas pursuant to the terms of 
a Letter Agreement executed by the parties dated August 24, 1982.
    Comment date: February 16, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

6. Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation )

[Docket No. CP94-192-000]

    Take notice that on January 21, 1994, Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation (Columbia), 1700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE., Charleston, West 
Virginia 25314, filed in Docket No. CP94-192-000 a request pursuant to 
Sections 157.205 and 157.211 of the Commission's Regulations under the 
Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.205, 157.211) for authorization to 
construct and operate facilities necessary to establish six new points 
of delivery to existing customers for firm transportation service under 
Columbia's blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83-76-000 
pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, all as more fully set 
forth in the request that is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection.
    Specifically, Columbia proposes to establish the delivery points 
for the for the following customers: 

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                         Residential                                    
       Customer                          Est. d/qty      Est. annl. qty 
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Columbia Gas of Ohio...            2  23.5 dth          8,180 dth       
Mountaineer Gas Company            3  4.5 dth           450 dth         
Waterville Gas & Oil               1  1.5               140 dth         
 Company.                                                               
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    Columbia expects the quantities to be provided through the new 
delivery points to be within its authorized level of services. Also, 
Columbia estimates that the cost of installing the new taps to be 
approximately $150 per tap and that project No. 1 to cost approximately 
$14,100, which would be reimbursed by Columbia Gas of Ohio.
    Comment date: March 14, 1994, in accordance with Standard Paragraph 
G at the end of this notice.

7. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company and Columbia Gulf Transmission 
Company

[Docket No. CP94-193-000]

    Take notice that on January 21, 1994, Tennessee Gas Pipeline 
Company (Tennessee), P.O. Box 2511, Houston, Texas 77252, and Columbia 
Gulf Transmission Company (Columbia Gulf), P.O. Box 683, Houston, Texas 
77001, filed in Docket No. CP94-193-000, a joint application pursuant 
to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to 
abandon an exchange service provided pursuant to Tennessee's Rate 
Schedule X-49 and Columbia Gulf's Rate Schedule X-26, all as more fully 
set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and 
open to public inspection.
    It is stated that by order issued June 11, 1976, in Docket No. 
CP76-237, Tennessee and Columbia Gulf were authorized to exchange 
natural gas pursuant to an agreement dated December 24, 1975. The 
agreement, it is said, provided for Tennessee to receive into its 
jointly owned 30-inch Eugene Island Block 349 facilities up to 25,000 
Mcf of natural gas per day produced at Ship Shoal Block 271A for 
redelivery at Ship Shoal Block 198. It is said further that equivalent 
quantities of gas would be delivered into the Project 349 pipeline for 
delivery to Columbia Gulf, for the account of Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation, at the Blue Water Project facilities on Ship Shoal Block 
198 pipeline platform where Project 349 terminates.
    Tennessee and Columbia Gulf state that there has been no activity 
pursuant to this exchange for some times and therefore the agreement 
has been terminated pursuant to mutual written agreement of the 
parties.
    No facilities are proposed to be abandoned herein.
    Comment date: February 16, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

8. Northwest Pipeline Corporation

[Docket No. CP94-194-000]

    Take notice that on January 21, 1994, Northwest Pipeline 
Corporation (Northwest), 295 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158, 
filed an application with the Commission in Docket No. CP94-194-000 
pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization 
to construct and operate a river crossing loop on its Bellingham 
Lateral in Whatcom County, Washington, all as more fully set forth in 
the application which is open to the public for inspection.
    Northwest proposes to construct and operate approximately 2,600 
feet of 12-inch pipeline as a loop adjacent to its existing Nooksack 
River crossing on the Bellingham Lateral in Whatcom County. Northwest 
states that the proposed loop would enhance the reliability of service 
to its existing customers on the lateral by insuring the operational 
capability of the lateral's river crossing portion. Northwest estimates 
that it would cost $900,000 to construct the proposed loop.
    Comment date: February 16, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F 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, D.C. 
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 Section 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. 94-2565 Filed 2-3-94; 8:45 am]
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