[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 41 (Thursday, March 2, 1995)]
[Pages 11665-11666]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-5106]


[Docket No. CP95-216-000]

Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, Trunkline Gas Co.; 

February 24, 1995.
    Take notice that on February 21, 1995, Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line 
Company (Panhandle), P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas, 77251-1642, and 
Trunkline Gas Company (Trunkline), P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251-
1642 (jointly referred to as Applicants), filed in Docket No. CP95-216-
000 an abbreviated joint application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act, as amended, and Secs. 157.7 and 157.18 of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations thereunder, for 
permission and approval [[Page 11666]] to abandon a natural gas 
transportation service between Applicants and ANR Pipeline Company 
(ANR) for ultimate use as storage gas for United Cities Gas Company 
(Cities), all as more fully set forth in the application which is on 
file with the Commission and open to public inspection.
    Applicants state that they propose to abandon a transportation 
service initiated to implement a storage agreement for annual storage 
of up to 100,000 Mcf of natural gas by ANR for Cities. Applicants also 
state that the agreement is dated July 13, 1979, as amended, April 17, 
1980. Applicants indicate that Panhandle provides its service under its 
Rate Schedule T-39, and Trunkline provides its service under its Rate 
Schedule T-61. Applicants further state that the service was authorized 
in Docket No. CP79-438. It is indicated that the agreement provides for 
delivery of gas at a rate of up to 500 Mcf per day to ANR during the 
1980 and ensuing summer periods. Applicants aver that during the summer 
period Trunkline effects delivery to Panhandle by reducing existing 
deliveries of up to 500 Mcf per day of natural gas to Cities at an 
existing point of interconnection in Massac County, Illinois and the 
thermally equivalent volumes, not taken by Cities, are then delivered 
by Panhandle to ANR at an existing point of interconnection between 
Panhandle and ANR in Defiance County, Ohio, for storage. Applicants 
further indicate that during the winter period, Panhandle would receive 
daily volumes from ANR and Trunkline would make daily redeliveries of 
thermally equivalent volumes to Cities in Massac County, Illinois.
    Applicants indicate that the agreement provides for a primary term 
of fifteen years with extensions provided for on a year-to-year basis 
until terminated by either party upon at least twelve months written 
notice. Applicants state that they and Cities have agreed to terminate 
the transportation service, effective April 1, 1995. Applicants further 
state that the interconnection with Cities will continue to be 
available for open access transportation service.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before March 17, 1995, file 
with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20426, a 
petition 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 the proceeding or to participate as a party in any 
hearing therein must file a petition 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 on this application 
if no petition to intervene is filed within the time required herein, 
and if the Commission on its own review of the matter finds that the 
abandonment is required by the public convenience and necessity. If a 
petition for leave to intervene is timely filed, or if the Commission 
on its motion believes that a formal hearing is required, further 
notice of such hearing will be duly given.
    Under the procedure herein provide for, unless otherwise advised, 
it will be unnecessary for Applicants to appear or be represented at 
the hearing.
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 95-5106 Filed 3-1-95; 8:45 am]