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Office of Fossil Energy; Order Vacating Authorizations

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AGENCY:

Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION:

Notice of vacating orders.

SUMMARY:

DOE is vacating unused natural gas import and export authorizations.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Larine Moore, Allyson C. Reilly, Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375. (202) 586-9478. (202) 586-9394.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

DOE's FE is delegated the authority to regulate natural gas import and export under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, 15 U.S.C. 717b. Persons seeking to import or export natural gas are required to file with FE an application containing basic information about the scope and nature of a proposed import or export. Most applications are approved automatically and the orders granting approval require those authorized to report import and export activity on a periodic basis. The data collected is used to monitor the North American natural gas trade and facilitate market analysis.

Over the years many two-year, blanket authorizations have been issued with no start date and terms to be triggered by reporting activity. There has been no reported activity for some of these outstanding authorizations, and more often than not FE attempts to contact authorization holders have been unsuccessful. FE is vacating these authorizations in order to remove unused authorizations from the FE database and improve information collection and trade monitoring.

Order

In accordance with DOE policy and pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, it is ordered that the authorizations listed in the attached Appendix are vacated effective the date of the issuance of this notice.

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Issued in Washington, DC, August 5, 2005.

R.F. Corbin,

Manager, Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy.

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Appendix—Authorizations To Be Vacated

Docket No.Order No.Importer/exporterDate issued
85-28-NG101Citizens Energy Corp. & Citizens Resources Corp14-Jan-86
86-2-NG115Carson Water Company25-Mar-86
86-15-NG121282126 Alberta Inc15-May-86
86-15-NG121-A282126 Alberta Inc13-May-87
86-15-NG121-B282126 Alberta Inc06-May-88
86-17-NG120Community Gas Acquisition, Inc15-May-86
86-30-NG134ANR-TransCanada Energy Company03-Jul-86
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86-49-NG150Cepex, Inc30-Oct-86
86-59-NG162Forest Marketing Corporation30-Jan-87
87-1-NG175Quintana Minerals Corporation01-Jun-87
87-5-NG170Eastex Canadian, Inc30-Apr-87
87-9-NG173Tex-ana Gas Company15-May-87
87-18-NG183Portage Energy Inc21-Jul-87
87-18-NG183-APortage Energy Inc16-Feb-93
87-45-NG215Continental Natural Gas, Inc15-Jan-88
87-62-NG221JDS Energy Corporation28-Jan-88
87-65-NG226MG Natural Gas Corporation24-Feb-88
87-70-NG230Dynasty Gas Marketing, Inc08-Mar-88
88-10-NG242Woodward Marketing, L.L.C.02-Jun-88
88-10-NG242-AWoodward Marketing, L.L.C.13-Aug-96
88-11-NG262Northeast Gas, Inc04-Aug-88
88-13-NG257Pentex Petroleum, Inc26-Jul-88
88-17-NG253National Energy Systems, Inc11-Jul-88
88-18-NG247Reliance Gas Marketing Company22-Jun-88
88-60-NG291Gas Masters, Inc30-Dec-88
89-6-NG313Gas Masters, Inc28-Apr-89
89-35-NG328Potomac Energy Corporation24-Aug-89
94-45-NG955Southwest Gas Corporation08-Jun-94
01-31-NG1695Coral Canada U.S. Inc19-Jun-01
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[FR Doc. 05-16556 Filed 8-19-05; 8:45 am]

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