FERC Order No. 720 – Pipeline Posting Requirements

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking supplemental comments on proposed revisions to their Order No. 720. This order would require Pacific Gas & Electric Company to post daily scheduled volumes for some end-use customers. Any comments regarding these revisions are due to FERC by August 31, 2009.

On July 30, FERC published an Order Requesting Supplemental Comments This link will open in a new window on proposed revisions to the pipeline posting requirements adopted in Order No. 720 This link will open in a new window in November, 2008. Among other things, Order No. 720, whose implementation is currently on hold, requires "major non-interstate pipelines," such as PG&E, to post daily scheduled volumes to receipt and delivery points with a design capacity of 15,000 MMbtu/day or greater. FERC now proposes to also require posting of daily scheduled volumes to "non-physical scheduling points."

If Order 720 goes into effect as written, PG&E's California Gas Transmission will be required to post scheduled delivered volume information on a daily basis at the individual customer premise, or Transportation ID, level. If FERC expands the reporting requirements to cover non-physical points as well, volumes at aggregated points may also be reported.

CGT encourages our customers to review the July 30 order, as well as Order No. 720, and consider submitting comments to FERC by the August 31 deadline.