Producers, pipelines argue over gas quality specs

Natural gas pipeline operators turned up the heat in a dispute with producers over specifications for pipeline quality gas.The disagreement grew out of a tariff the Natural Gas Pipeline Co. (NGPL) filed with federal regulators regarding the management of the quality of gas entering the NGPL system, which resulted in an application for rehearing by a group of producers.In a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Pat Wood, the Natural Gas Supply Association asked the commission to examine the "burgeoning problem" of pipelines using tariff interpretations to accept or reject gas supply "based on gas quality specifications." Such scrutiny is warranted to ensure that unreasona...

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