FERC RESPONDS TO REQUESTS, FINE TUNES ORDER 636

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has changed Order 636, its U.S. pipeline rate unbundling rule, to meet major objections raised to it. FERC, which issued the rule Apr. 8 (OGJ, Apr. 13, p. 32), received 150 requests to reconsider various aspects. FERC made adjustments to meet concerns of small towns and local distribution companies about how new pipeline rates will affect them. Martin Allday, FERC chairman, said that reflects the commission's "concern for the small and low load

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