UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY








BLACK HILLS ENERGY RESOURCES, INC.

(Formerly Wickford Energy Marketing, Inc.)

FE DOCKET NO. 95-11-NG







ORDER AMENDING AUTHORIZATION

TO IMPORT AND EXPORT NATURAL GAS

FROM AND TO CANADA AND MEXICO










DOE/FE ORDER NO. 1026-A














On February 8, 1995, the Department of Energy (DOE) granted blanket authorization to Wickford Energy Marketing, L.C. (WEM, L.C.) in DOE/FE Order No. 1026 (Order 1026) to import up to 73 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas from Canada and up to 73 Bcf of natural gas from Mexico. In addition, WEM L.C. was authorized to export up to 73 Bcf of natural gas to Canada and up to 73 Bcf of natural gas to Mexico. The two-year term of the authorization began on December 1, 1997.

On March 13, 1998, Wickford Energy Marketing, Inc. filed an application to amend Order 1026 to reflect a name change effective March 1, 1998, to Black Hills Energy Resources, Inc. Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the NGA, Order 1026 is amended to substitute Black Hills Energy Resources, Inc. for Wickford Energy Marketing, Inc. as the importer and exporter of natural gas.

Issued in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1998.





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John W. Glynn

Manager, Natural Gas Regulation

Office of Natural Gas & Petroleum

Import and Export Activities

Office of Fossil Energy