UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY








NIAGARA MOHAWK ENERGY MARKETING, INC.

(Formerly Plum Street Energy Marketing, Inc.)

FE DOCKET NO. 97-70-NG





ORDER AMENDING BLANKET AUTHORIZATION

TO IMPORT AND EXPORT NATURAL GAS












DOE/FE ORDER NO. 1303-A














On October 1, 1997, the Department of Energy (DOE) granted blanket authorization to Plum Street Energy Marketing, Inc. (Plum Street) in DOE/FE Order No. 1303 (Order 1303)(1) to import and export up to a combined total of 75 Bcf of natural gas from and to Canada over a two-year term beginning on the date of first import or export delivery. Deliveries of natural gas under this authorization have not begun.

On October 29, 1998, the Office of Fossil Energy of DOE was notified that Plum Street's name has been changed to Niagara Mohawk Energy Marketing, Inc., effective September 1, 1998. Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, Order 1303 is amended to substitute Niagara Mohawk Energy Marketing, Inc., as the importer and exporter of natural gas. All terms and conditions in Order 1303 remain in full force and effect.

Issued in Washington, D.C. on November 03, 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 ¶ 71,457.