[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 154 (Thursday, August 11, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-19589]

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[Federal Register: August 11, 1994]


[Docket No. RP94-348-000]


Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc., Petition for Limited Waiver 
of a Tariff Provision

August 5, 1994.
    Take notice that on August 3, 1994, Granite State Gas Transmission, 
Inc. (Granite State), filed a petition with the Commission for a 
limited waiver of Section 21.1(a) of the General Terms and Conditions 
of its FERC Gas Tariff, Third Revised Volume No. 1, to extend to 
December 1, 1994, the period to direct bill and flow through to its 
former sales customers out-of-period purchase gas costs for which 
Granite State expects to be billed by upstream suppliers.
    Granite State states that it is a non-major downstream pipeline and 
that it commenced restructured operations on November 1, 1993. It is 
further stated that Section 21.1(a) of the General Terms and Conditions 
of its tariff provided for nine months after the termination of its 
purchase gas cost adjustment procedures to recover from its former 
sales customers out-of-period purchase gas costs. Granite State states 
that its purchased gas cost adjustment procedures terminated with the 
effectiveness of its restructuring tariff on November 1, 1993, and the 
nine month-period for the recovery of out-of-period gas costs expired 
July 31, 1994.
    According to Granite State, it purchased substantial quantities of 
gas for its system supply in the months of September and October 1993, 
which were delivered by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (Tennessee) 
after Tennessee commenced restructured operations on September 1, 1993. 
It is further stated that Tennessee experienced difficulties with its 
nomination and scheduling procedures during the early months of its 
restructured operations and has recently developed corrective 
information for its cash-out procedures for the months of September and 
October, 1993. Granite State indicates that it expects in the near 
future to be directly billed by Tennessee for out-of-period gas costs 
related to September and October, 1993 gas purchase activity.
    Additionally, Granite State states that it expects that Tennessee's 
out-of-period billings will be passed through to CNG Transmission 
Corporation and National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, and then by these 
two pipelines to Algonquin Gas Transmission Company (Algonquin) and, in 
turn, by Algonquin to Granite State.
    In its petition, Granite State requests an extension to December 1, 
1994, during which it can flow through to its former customers the out-
of-period billings for gas costs for which it will be directly billed 
by Tennessee, and the indirect billings passed through by other 
upstream pipelines.
    Granite State states that copies of its Petition have been served 
on its customers, Bay State Gas Company and Northern Utilities, Inc., 
and on the regulatory commissions of the States of Maine, Massachusetts 
and New Hampshire.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said filing should file a motion to intervene or protest 
with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 825 North Capitol 
Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426 in accordance with Rules 211 and 
214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 
and 385.214). All such motions or protests should be filed on or before 
August 12, 1994. Protests will be considered by the Commission in 
determining the appropriate action to be taken but will not serve to 
make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to 
become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the Commission's Rules. Copies of this filing are on 
file with the Commission and are available for public inspection.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-19589 Filed 8-10-94; 8:45 am]