UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY







EL PASO ENERGY MARKETING COMPANY

(Formerly EPEM Marketing Company)

FE DOCKET NO. 94-13-NG






ORDER AMENDING BLANKET AUTHORIZATION

TO IMPORT NATURAL GAS










DOE/FE ORDER NO. 940-B














EPEM Marketing Company is authorized in DOE/FE Order No. 940 (Order 940)(1) to import up to 200 Bcf of natural gas from Mexico. The term of the import is for a period of two years beginning on the date of first delivery. Deliveries of natural gas began on August 31, 1995. On June 12, 1997, El Paso Energy Marketing Company filed an application to amend Order No. 940 to reflect the name change from EPEM Marketing Company to El Paso Energy Marketing Company that became effective April 1, 1997.

Accordingly, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, Order No. 940 is further amended to substitute El Paso Energy Marketing Company for EPEM Marketing Company as the importer of natural gas. All terms and conditions in Order 940 remain in full force and effect.

Issued in Washington, D.C. on July 25, 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 940 was originally issued to Tenneco Gas Marketing Company (1 FE ¶ 70,963, May 3, 1994). In DOE/FE Order No. 1203, the authorization was amended to substitute Tenneco Energy Marketing Company for Tenneco Gas Marketing Company (1 FE ¶ 71,306, October 4, 1996). Later, DOE/FE Order No. 940-A further amended Order 940 to substitute EPEM Marketing Company for Tenneco Energy Marketing Company (1 FE ¶ 71,369, February 13, 1997).