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Northwest Natural Gas Company; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval

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Start Preamble January 28, 2005.

Take notice that on January 18, 2005, Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) filed pursuant to sections 284.224 and 284.123(b)(2) of the Commission's regulations, a petition for rate approval requesting that the Commission approve the proposed rates as fair and equitable for firm and interruptible storage and related transportation services performed under section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA). NW Natural proposes an effective date of July 1, 2005.

NW Natural states that it is an Oregon corporation serving retail customers via separate facilities located in the States of Oregon and Washington, and that it is a public utility in Oregon and Washington, subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Oregon and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. NW Natural further states that it holds a limited jurisdiction blanket certificate under section 284.224 of the Commission's regulations under which it provides firm and interruptible Start Printed Page 5987storage and related transportation services.

Any person desiring to participate in this rate filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). 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 notice of intervention or motion to intervene, on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on February 18, 2005.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E5-443 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]

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