[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 1997)]
[Pages 63145-63146]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-31012]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket Nos. RP98-50-000 and RP98-50-001]

Raton Gas Transmission Company; Notice of Proposed Changes in 
FERC Gas Tariff

November 20, 1997.
    Take notice that on November 14, 1997, Raton Gas Transmission 
Company (Raton) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, 
First Revised Volume No. 1, Second Revised Tariff Sheets Nos. 4 and 18 
to become effective October 1, 1997.
    On November 18, 1997, Raton filed in Docket No. RP98-50-001 its 
filing to include a ``redlined'' version showing additions and 
deletions to its tariff.
    On September 27, 1997, Raton filed First Revised Sheets Nos. 4, 10, 
18, and 23 to its FERC Gas Tariff, First Revised Volume No. 1, to 
incorporate, in its tariff, the tariff changes made effective as of 
October 1, 1996 by Raton's supplier, Colorado Interstate Gas Company 
(CIG), pursuant to Docket No. RP96-190. By orders issued October 25 and 
December 24, 1996, the Commission accepted Raton's filing in Docket No. 
RP96-391, and allowed Raton's tariff changes to be made effective as of 
October 1, 1996, subject to a flow through of any refunds received from 
CIG upon the termination of Docket No. RP96-190.
    On September 16, 1997 CIG filed revised tariff sheets incorporating 
the rates agreed to by all parties in the settlement of Docket No. 
RP96-190 and the Commission has authorized CIG to make those tariff 
sheets effective as of October 1, 1997. Those revised tariff sheets 
will provide significant reductions in the cost of the transportation 
services provided by CIG to Raton, and Raton proposes to pass those 
rate reductions on to its customers.
    Raton states that Second Revised Tariff Sheets Nos. 4 and 18, 
submitted by Raton, incorporate CIG's charges pursuant to its revised 
Rate Schedules NNT-1 and TF-1, certain surcharges which have been 
agreed to, and the supplemental seasonal TF-1 contract, pursuant to 
which Raton will receive transportation service from CIG effective 
October 1, 1997. The charges for the off-speak seasonal FT-1 volumes 
will be passed through as surcharges pursuant to Section 18.5. Refunds 
and/or credits which Raton will receive from CIG for the period October 
1, 1996 through September 30, 1997, will be flowed through to Raton's 
    Raton states that a full copy of its filing is being served upon 
each of its two customers and upon the New Mexico Public Service 
    Any person desiring to be heard or to protest this filing should 
file a motion to intervene or protest with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20426 in accordance with 
Sections 385.214 and 385.211 of the Commission's Rules and Regulations. 
All such motions or protests must be filed in accordance with Section 
154.210 of the Commission's Regulations. 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

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inspection in the Public Reference Room.
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 97-31012 Filed 11-25-97; 8:45 am]