The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) generally has denied rehearing of its comprehensive September 29 rate order concerning Southern Natural Gas Co. (SNG). The order settled 23 rate cases, resolved the company's costs associated with the transition to Order 636, and refunded about $150 million to customers. Last September, FERC chair Elizabeth A. Moler noted that SNG had had the most difficulties with gas-supply realignment (GSR) costs of any pipeline in the United States.
The earlier settlement provided a negotiated resolution of pre-March 1, 1995, refund issues, but Arcadian Fertilizer L.P., Georgia Industrial Group, and Tejas Power Co. argued in favor of reducing maximum interruptible transportation rates to improve competition against alternative fuels and to encourage the marketing of interruptible capacity in competition with capacity releases.
Articles found on this page are available to Internet subscribers only. For more information about obtaining a username and password, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-368-5001.