UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY







El PASO ENERGY MARKETING COMPANY

(Formerly El Paso Gas Marketing Company)

FE DOCKET NO. 93-40-NG






ORDER VACATING NATURAL GAS IMPORT AUTHORIZATION












DOE/FE Order No. 801-A














On May 11, 1993, the Department of Energy (DOE) granted blanket authorization to El Paso Gas Marketing Company (El Paso) in DOE/FE Opinion and Order No. 801 (Order 801)1/, to import up to 75 Bcf of natural gas from Canada over a two-year term beginning on the first import delivery. Deliveries of natural gas under Order 801 began January 1, 1995. On September 30, 1997, El Paso filed a request with the Office of Fossil Energy of DOE to vacate Order 801.

Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, the authorization to import natural gas granted by Order 801 is hereby vacated.

Issued in Washington, D.C., on September 30, 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




1/ Order 801 was originally issued to El Paso Gas Marketing Company (1 FE Para. 70,794, May 11, 1993). In DOE/FE Order No. 1204, Order 801 was amended to substitute El Paso Energy Marketing Company for El Paso Gas Marketing Company (1 FE Para. 71,307).