UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY








STATOIL ENERGY, INC.

(Formerly Eastern Energy Marketing, Inc.)

FE DOCKET NO 96-02-NG







ORDER AMENDING LONG-TERM AUTHORIZATION

TO IMPORT NATURAL GAS










DOE/FE ORDER NO. 1151-A














On March 23, 1996, the Department of Energy (DOE) granted long-term authorization to Eastern Energy Marketing, Inc. (Eastern ) in DOE/FE Order No. 1151 (Order 1151)(1) to import up to 2,677 Mcf per day of natural gas over a twenty-year term beginning on the date of first delivery, consistent with its gas sales agreement with Talisman Energy Inc. Deliveries of natural gas under this authorization began on November 8, 1996, and will expire on November 7, 2016.

On October 27, 1998, the Office of Fossil Energy of DOE was notified that Eastern's name has been changed to Statoil Energy, Inc. effective May 20, 1998. Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, Order 1151 is amended to substitute Statoil Energy, Inc. as the importer of natural gas. All terms and conditions in Order 1151 remain in full force and effect.

Issued in Washington, D.C. on October 29, 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

1. 1/ 1 FE ¶ 71,242.