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New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. Challenges Transwestern Pipeline Company

We represented New Mexico Gas Company in Transwestern Pipeline Company’s most recent general pipeline rate case at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In addition to contesting the pipeline’s proposed rates and other changes to the pipeline’s non-rate terms and conditions, New Mexico Gas Company raised serious public safety concerns associated with the pipeline’s gas quality standards, particularly its proposal to allow gas with a high heating value (as measured in BTUs per cubic foot) on its system. The rate case was settled, with the gas quality standards and certain other issues set for separate stand-alone proceedings. The separate proceedings, including a technical conference held at the FERC, resulted in adoption in Transwestern’s tariff of the high heating value for gas that New Mexico Gas Company advocated.

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