TENASKA GAS CO., TENASKA WASHINGTON PARTNERS L.P.
FE DOCKET NO. 91-59-NG
FE DOCKET NO. 91-102-NG
FE DOCKET NO. 92-43-NG
DOE/FE Order No. 735 (Order 735) (1 FE ¶ 70,708), issued November 20, 1992, as amended by DOE/FE Order No. 735-A (Order 735-A) (1 FE ¶ 70,749), issued February 9, 1993, granted Tenaska Gas Co. (Tenaska) and Tenaska Washington Partners L.P. (Tenaska Washington) authorization to import up to a combined total of 46,000 MMBtu per day(1) of natural gas from Canada. This authorization was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011. The natural gas being imported under this authorization was used to fuel a 245 megawatt, combined cycle cogeneration facility owned by Tenaska Washington in Ferndale, Washington.
Although the cogeneration facility where this Canadian gas is used for fuel has been in operation for some time, the project owner has recently restructured the arrangements for fuel supplies. As part of that restructuring, Tenaska and Tenaska Washington have terminated their gas purchase contracts with the three Canadian gas suppliers.
On March 26, 1998, Tenaska and Tenaska Washington requested that the natural gas import authorization granted in Order 735, as amended by Order 735-A, be vacated.
Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, the authorization to import natural gas granted by Orders 735 and 735-A are hereby vacated.
Issued in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 1998.
John W. Glynn
Manager, Natural Gas Regulation
Office of Natural Gas & Petroleum
Import and Export Activities
Office of Fossil Energy
1. Up to 15,000 MMBtu per day from Petro-Canada (Docket No. 91-59-NG), up to 13,000 MMBtu per day from Husky Oil Operations Ltd. (Docket No. 91-102-NG), and up to 18,000 MMBtu per day from Talisman Energy Inc., formerly BP Resources Canada Limited (Docket No. 92-43-NG).