Gas Transport Service Releases Storage to Marketers

Fortnightly Magazine - October 15 1997
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To help gas customers take advantage of unbundled services, the New York Public Service Commission has authorized National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. to modify its existing firm transportation service procedures to allow marketers to gain access to a share of utility storage capacity, for use in delivering the required volume of gas to the city gate.

In another ruling, the commission approved a similar, but less innovative storage proposal for firm transportation customers served by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Unlike other storage proposals recently approved by the commission, the proposal in the National Fuel Gas case would provide for the actual release of storage directly to marketers. The commission found that the innovative service option should foster competition in the local gas market.

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