Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. asked for federal authorizations that would allow Tennessee Gas to sell its ownership interest in the Colden underground natural gas storage field in New York to co-owner National Fuel.
The companies filed an Oct. 3 request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorizations to let Tennessee Gas abandon by sale to National Fuel its 50% ownership interest, as well as the base gas in the field.
Among other authorizations to facilitate the arrangement, the companies asked FERC to let Tennessee Gas lease to National Fuel 40,000 Dth/d of north-to-south transportation capacity on its 200 Line from an interconnect with the National Fuel system at East Aurora, N.Y., to an interconnect with National Fuel at Mercer, Pa.
Tennessee Gas and National Fuel jointly own the Colden storage field in Erie County, N.Y., which received federal authorization for construction and operation in 1954. (FERC docket 18-3)