ALBERTA FINDS U.S. ALLIES IN CALIFORNIA DISPUTE
Alberta has joined an alliance of U.S. gas producing states that oppose pricing policies of the California Public Utilities Commission. Alberta is involved in a dispute with CPUC entailing pricing, pipeline access, and long term contracts between Alberta producers and California buyers. That impasse, which may lead to a grievance filing under the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (OGJ, Dec. 9, p. 74), continues over gas export trade of as much as 1 bcfd.