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Northwest Natural Gas Company; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval

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Start Preamble April 11, 2008.

Take notice that on March 31, 2008, Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) filed a petition for rate approval for its FERC jurisdictional firm and interruptible storage and related transportation service, pursuant to Section 284.123(b)(2) and 284.224. This petition proposes to reduce certain existing maximum rates and keep other existing maximum rates the same. NW Natural proposes the following: (1) A reduced maximum monthly reservation charge of $5.3325/Dth, (2) currently approved maximum monthly capacity charge of $0.0600/Dth, (3) currently approved maximum commodity charge of $0.0075/Dth, (4) the reduced maximum authorized overrun rate for both firm and interruptible of $0.1753/Dth. All the maximum rates may be discounted, and the minimum is zero. In addition NW Natural proposes to continue its non-discounted fuel charge of 2% for each Dth.

Any person desiring to participate in this rate proceeding must file a motion to intervene or to protest this filing 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, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed 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 on-line 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, April 25, 2008.

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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-8492 Filed 4-18-08; 8:45 am]

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