UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY







ABITIBI-CONSOLIDATED INC.

(Formerly Stone Consolidated Corporation)

FE DOCKET NO. 97-23-NG






ORDER AMENDING LONG-TERM AUTHORIZATION

TO IMPORT AND EXPORT NATURAL GAS










DOE/FE ORDER NO. 1265-A














On March 20, 1997, the Department of Energy (DOE) granted authority to Stone Consolidated Corporation (Stone Consolidated) in DOE/FE Order No. 1265 (Order 1265) (1 FE ¶ 71,391) to import and export up to 1,095 MMcf of natural gas annually from and to Canada. The term of the authority is from April 1, 1997, through October 31, 2002.

On December 9, 1997, the Office of Fossil Energy of DOE was notified that Stone Consolidated was merged with Abitibi-Price Inc. effective May 30, 1997. The resulting new corporation is named Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, Order 1265 is amended to substitute Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. as the importer and exporter of natural gas. All terms and conditions in Order 1265 remain in full force and effect.

Issued in Washington, D.C., on December 16, 1997.


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Wayne E. Peters
Manager, Natural Gas Regulation
Office of Natural Gas & Petroleum
Import and Export Activities
Office of Fossil Energy