El Paso Natural Gas Co. has refiled plans for a $241.5 million system expansion program with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
It cited increasing gas supplies-mainly coalbed methane-in the San Juan basin of New Mexico and Colorado as a major factor in its 835 MMcfd expansion effort. That volume of gas can back out as much as 138,000 b/d of imported oil, the company pointed out.
Planned for start-up in the spring of 1992, the expansion will permit El Paso to step up deliveries to California, Midwest, and eastern U.S. markets.
El Paso asked the FERC for an optional, expedited certificate for its expansion. Under...