[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 49 (Thursday, March 13, 1997)]
[Pages 11853-11854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-6277]


[Docket No. CP93-252-002]

El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Amendment

March 7, 1997.
    Take notice that on February 11, 1997, El Paso Natural Gas Company 
(El Paso), Post Office Box 1492, El Paso Texas 79978, filed in Docket 
No. CP93-252-002, an application pursuant to Section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act to amend its pending application for a certificate of 
public convenience and necessity filed with the Commission on March 16, 
1993 in Docket No. CP93-252-000 (the Samalayuca Lateral Expansion 
Project) to eliminate mainline facilities, to provide for incremental 
rate treatment for the costs of the Samalayuca Lateral Expansion 
Project, and to submit long-term transportation agreements, all as more 
fully set forth in the application on file with the Commission and open 
to public inspection.
    Specifically, El Paso submitted Transportation Service Agreements 
(TSAs) between El Paso and two shippers which serves as evidence of 
binding, long-term firm commitments. El Paso states that Gasoductos de 
Chihuahua, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Gasoductos) and Pemex Gas y Petroquimica 
Basica (Pemex) have executed TSAs with El Paso for transportation of up 
to 168,133 Mcf (172,000 MMBtu) per day and 39,101 Mcf (40,000 MMBtu) 
per day, respectively, on the Samalayuca Delivery Lateral Line. El Paso 
indicates that its TSAs with Gasoductos and Pemex will provide for 
transportation service from a point on El Paso's mainline at its Hueco 
Compressor Station, where the proposed Samalayuca Delivery Lateral Line 
will commence, to the International Boundary between the United States 
and Mexico.
    El Paso proposes to eliminate the following facilities included in 
its original application: (i) compression totalling 28,000 horsepower 
at the proposed Toyah Lake and Sierra Diablo Compressor Stations; (ii) 
compression totalling 4,800 horsepower through an uprating and 
restaging of one turbine unit at the existing Gresham Compressor 
Station; and (iii) 14.9 miles of 30-inch

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O.D. pipeline loop. El Paso states that these modifications will reduce 
the overall capital cost of the Project from $56.6 million to $15.4 
million. El Paso says that the proposed take away capacity of the 
Samalayuca Delivery Lateral Line will be reduced from 300,000 Mcf per 
day to 208,000 Mcf (212,000 MMBtu) per day.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before March 28, 1997, 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. All persons who have heretofore filed need not file 
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 97-6277 Filed 3-12-97; 8:45 am]