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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[Docket No. CP94-211-001, et al.]

 

Transwestern Pipeline Company, et al.; Natural Gas Certificate 
Filings

November 21, 1994.
    Take notice that the following filings have been made with the 
Commission:

1. Transwestern Pipeline Company

[Docket No. CP94-211-001]

    Take notice that on November 16, 1994, Transwestern Pipeline 
Company (Transwestern), 1400 Smith Street, P.O. Box 1188, Houston, 
Texas 77251-1188, filed in Docket No. CP94-211-001 a request for 
modification of a Commission order. Transwestern filed the request for 
modification pursuant to Rule 212 of the Commission's Rules of Practice 
and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.212.
    Transwestern, ``due to changed circumstances'', proposes to modify 
the sale which was granted by the Commission in its Order Authorizing 
Abandonment, issued November 1, 1994 in Docket No. CP94-211-000, 69 
FERC 61,130 (1994). That November 1, 1994, order approved 
Transwestern's abandonment of the Vaca Lateral by sale to Enron Oil and 
Gas Company (Enron). Transwestern now proposes to modify the 
transaction as a spindown whereby the Vaca Lateral will be transferred 
to Transwestern Gathering Company (TGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of 
Transwestern. Upon conveyance of the Vaca Lateral facilities to TGC, 
TGC will in turn reconvey such facilities to Enron, the original 
transferee.
    Comment date: December 12, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

2. East Tennessee Natural Gas Company

[Docket No. CP95-66-000]

    Take notice that on November 9, 1994, East Tennessee Natural Gas 
Company (East Tennessee), P.O. Box 2511, Houston, Texas 77252, filed in 
Docket No. CP95-66-000 a request pursuant to Secs. 157.205, 157.212 and 
157.216 of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 
CFR 157.205, 157.212, 157.216) for authorization to abandon and replace 
an existing delivery point facility in Sevier County, Tennessee for its 
customer Sevier County Utility District (Sevier) under East Tennessee's 
blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-412-000 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.
    East Tennessee proposes to install a 4-inch stopple assembly on its 
Sevierville lateral Line, 581 feet upstream of the current tap which 
will be abandoned. This abandonment and replacement is necessary for 
safety since the current tap is located adjacent to a heavily traveled 
highway. The gas will continue to be metered and transferred to Sevier 
upstream of the proposed tap.
    East Tennessee proposes to abandon all pipe and the current 
S.V.3302A-111 downstream of the new valve by removal. Sevier's current 
FT-A contract will reflect the relocation of this tap. There will be no 
maximum daily quantity increase with the tap's construction and peak 
day and annual deliveries will not be affected.
    East Tennessee will own, operate and maintain the proposed 
facility. The estimated cost for current facilities abandonment is 
$8,700, new facilities construction is $16,000, and the total project 
cost is fully reimbursable to East Tennessee.
    The total quantities to be delivered to Sevier after abandonment 
and replacement of the facilities will not exceed that authorized to be 
delivered. East Tennessee has sufficient capacity to accomplish 
deliveries under the proposed change without detriment or disadvantage 
to other customers.
    Comment date: January 5, 1995, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph G at the end of this notice.

3. CNG Transmission Corporation

[Docket No. CP95-81-000]

    Take notice that on November 16, 1994, CNG Transmission Corporation 
(CNGT), 445 West Main Street, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301, filed in 
Docket No. CP95-81-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to abandon certain pipeline 
facilities, all as more fully set forth in the application on file with 
the Commission and open to public inspection.
    CNGT proposes to (a) abandon in place one old deteriorated 
pipeline, and (b) abandon by sale to CNG Producing Company (CNG 
Producing, an affiliate) three short lines, a segment of another line, 
and a small leased field compressor. CNGT states that the facilities 
would be sold at net book value, $168,542. CNGT encloses letters from 
the only affected producers (other than CNG Producing), Shawmut 
Development Company (Shawmut), and Fairman Drilling Company, consenting 
to the proposal. CNGT explains that the facilities are no longer 
necessary to its operations because CNGT is not a merchant under its 
Order 636 reorganization. CNGT anticipates that the facilities would be 
operated as part of a non-jurisdictional gathering system, once 
acquired by CNG Producing.
    More specifically, CNGT proposes to:
    (1) Abandon in place 2.71 miles of 8-inch pipeline (Line H-176) in 
McElroy District in Tyler County, West Virginia, due to deterioration. 
CNGT states that the line was built in 1925 and certificated on May 12, 
1942, in Docket No. G-290 (3 FPC 994 (1943)). CNGT further states that 
the sole customer of Hope Gas Inc., which was located on the line, has 
been relocated to another line, and the line temporarily has been 
closed off pending action on CNGT's abandonment proposal.
    (2) Abandon three lines (LN 2270, LN 2272, LN 2397) and part of 
line LN 2246, by sale to CNG Producing. CNGT states that the lines are 
located in the East Cherry Tree area of Clearfield and Cambria 
Counties, Pennsylvania, and total 3.22 miles of 2, 3, and 6-inch 
pipeline. CNGT further states that the lines currently are operated at 
a pressure of approximately 150 psig. It is stated that the lines were 
constructed under CNGT's blanket certificate as reported in the annual 
report of blanket certificated projects for 1984 and the budget 
application report for 1982 filed by CNGT's predecessor in Docket No. 
CP80-293-000.
    (3) Abandon, by sale to CNG Producing, a 340-horsepower leased 
field compressor and 63 feet of related 2-inch field pipe at Bells 
Landing in Ferguson Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. CNGT 
states that the compressor enables gas from a CNG Producing well to 
enter a gathering system jointly owned by Shawmut with CNG Producing, 
and operated by Shawmut. It is further stated that the compressor was 
built in 1988 and reported in the annual report filed in November 1989 
in Docket No. CP82-537-000.
    Comment date: December 12, 1994, in accordance with Standard 
Paragraph F at the end of this notice.

4. NorAm Gas Transmission Company

[Docket No. CP95-82-000]

    Take notice that on November 16, 1994, NorAm Gas Transmission 
Company (NGT), 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed, in 
Docket No. CP95-82-000, an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations for an 
order permitting and approving the abandonment and removal of a 300 
h.p. skid-mounted compressor unit which will result in the down sizing 
of its Calhoun Compressor Station in Quachita Parish, Louisiana, all as 
more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the 
Commission and open to public inspection.
    NGT states that it received authorization in Docket No. CP87-458-
000 to construct and operate the Calhoun Compressor Station, consisting 
of three skid-mounted compressor units with a total of 980 horsepower 
(h.p.) on NGT's HT-1, Section 34, Township 18N, Range 1E, Quachita 
Parish, Louisiana. NGT relates that the compressor station was 
installed to receive gas supply from the Calhoun Field central point 
for the transmission of such gas through Line HT-1 into its mainline 
system.
    NGT maintains that due to declining production from the Calhoun 
Field, it is no longer necessary to operate the 300 h.p. unit to 
receive gas from this field. Additionally, NGT says the 300 h.p. unit 
has been inactive for some time and would require repair before 
becoming operational. NGT asserts that it will continue to operate the 
two 340 h.p. units and no production will be interrupted or abandoned. 
NGT further states that the removal would only be above ground 
facilities within an existing fenced compressor station yard and no 
soil would be disturbed.
    Comment date: December 12, 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 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. 94-29428 Filed 11-29-94; 8:45 am]
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