[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 10, 1996)]
[Page 47748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-22982]


[Docket No. CP96-757-000]

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Notice of Application

September 4, 1996.
    Take notice that on August 29, 1996, Transportation Gas Pipe Line 
Corporation (Transco), P.O. Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251, filed in 
Docket No. CP96-757-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to abandon an exchange 
service between Transco and Chevron U.S.A., Inc. (Chevron), formerly 
Gulf Oil Corporation, under Rate Schedule X-182, all as more fully set 
forth in the application on file with the Commission and open to public 
    It is stated that pursuant to an April 5, 1978, exchange agreement, 
Transco receives up to 20,000 Mcf per day of gas from Chevron's 
reserves in the High Island Area Block 111, Offshore Texas and Chevron 
receives equivalent quantities of gas purchased by Transco in the South 
Timbalier Block 148, Offshore Louisiana. It is stated that the High 
Island 111 volumes are delivered into Transco's existing North High 
Island System and the South Timbalier 148 volumes are delivered into 
Chevron's existing Offshore Gathering System. Transco states that the 
primary term of the agreement is for 15 years from the date of initial 
delivery and from year to year thereafter until terminated by either 
party upon one year's notice.
    Transco states that by letter dated August 15, 1996, Transco and 
Chevron have mutually agreed to the termination of the exchange service 
to be effective the date of the order approving such termination.
    Transco also states that upon abandonment of the exchange service, 
Transco will abandon in place, pursuant to blanket certificate 
authorization, the C&K South Timbalier Block 148 platform ``A'' meter 
station and 70 feet of platform piping located in Offshore Louisiana.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before September 25, 1996, 
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 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 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 Transco to appear or be represented at the 
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 96-22982 Filed 9-9-96; 8:45 am]