NORTHERN BORDER INKS ACCORDS WITH SHIPPERS
Northern Border Pipeline Co. has signed precedent contracts with seven shippers for firm capacity and filed for federal approval to substitute 36 in. pipe for 30 in. pipe on its proposed expansion/extension project. In other U.S. pipeline activity: Consolidated Natural Gas Co. (CNG) received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to provide gas service in Virginia. Bechtel Corp. is developing a bidding process for work on the Pacific Gas Transmission Co.-Pacific Gas & Electric Co.