[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 87 (Friday, May 3, 1996)]
[Pages 19920-19921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-11057]


[Docket No. OR96-12-000]

Total Petroleum, Inc. v. Citgo Products Pipeline Company and 
Williams Pipe Line Company; Notice of Complaint

April 29, 1996.
    Take notice that on April 19, 1996, Total Petroleum, Inc. (Total) 
filed a complaint pursuant to section 13(l) of the Interstate Commerce 
Act (ICA), section 1803 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and Rule 206 
of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure against Citgo 
Products Pipeline Company (Citgo) and Williams Pipe Line Company L.P. 
(Williams) in the above-referenced docket.
    Total alleges that Citgo has proposed major changes to its 
proration policy without first seeking approval of such changes through 
amendment of its tariff, and that this is a violation of section 6 of 
the ICA. Total further alleges that the new proration policy and the 
timing of the change is unduly preferential toward certain shippers, 
including Citgo's affiliate, Citgo Petroleum Corporation. Total further 
asserts that the proposed change has reduced the capacity on Citgo that 
Total can reliably obtain from approximately 200,000 barrels per month 
to 53,000 barrels per month. To avoid the resulting reduction in its 
nominations, Total requests the Commission to take immediate action 
directing Citgo to cease and desist from implementing its new proration 
policy and to return to its pre-existing policy until lawfully changed.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to protest the instant complaint 
should file a motion to intervene or protest with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20426, in 
accordance with Rules 214 and 211 of the Commission's Rules of Practice 
and Procedure. All such

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motions or protests should be filed on or before May 20, 1996. 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 must file a motion 
to intervene. Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and 
are available for public inspection. Answers to this complaint shall be 
due on or before May 20, 1996.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-11057 Filed 5-2-96; 8:45 am]