[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 57 (Wednesday, March 25, 1998)]
[Page 14453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-7746]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP98-278-000]

Natural Gas Pipeline Company; Notice of Application

March 19, 1998.
    Take notice that on March 11, 1998, Natural Gas Pipeline Company 
(Natural), 701 East 22nd Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148, filed in 
Docket No. CP98-278-000, an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to abandon by sale to 
MidCon Texas Pipeline Operator, Inc. (MidCon Texas), Natural's Clayton 
Lateral which consists of approximately 21.7 miles of 16-inch pipeline 
lateral, meters ranging in sizes of 2 through 10 inches and side taps 
ranging in sizes of 2 through 6 inches, in Duval and Oak Counties, 
Texas, for $336,913, as more fully set forth in the application on file 
with the Commission and open to public inspection.
    Natural states the facilities are no longer needed to receive gas 
for system supply and therefore has decided to sell the facilities to 
MidCon Texas for net book value.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before April 9, 1998, file 
with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., 
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.
    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 Natural to appear or be represented at the 
David P. Boergers,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-7746 Filed 3-24-98; 8:45 am]