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52 Pa. Code § 53.65. Special provisions relating to natural gas distributors with gross intrastate annual operating revenues in excess of $40 million with affiliated interests.

§ 53.65. Special provisions relating to natural gas distributors with gross intrastate annual operating revenues in excess of $40 million with affiliated interests.

 Whenever a gas utility under 66 Pa.C.S. §  1307(f) (relating to sliding scale of rates; adjustments) purchases gas, transportation or storage from an affiliated interest, as defined at 66 Pa.C.S. §  2101 (relating to definitions of affiliated interest), it shall, in addition to the normal submission expected of a gas utility under 66 Pa.C.S. §  1307(f) file evidence to meet its burden under 66 Pa.C.S. §  1317(b) (relating to regulation of natural gas costs). The evidence, to be filed 60 days prior to the filing of a tariff under 66 Pa.C.S. §  1307(f), shall include statements regarding:

   (1)  The costs of the affiliated gas, transportation or storage as compared to the average market price of other gas, transportation or storage and the price of other sources of gas, transportation or storage.

   (2)  Estimates of the quantity of gas, transportation or storage available to the utility from all sources.

   (3)  Efforts made by the utility to obtain gas, transportation or storage from nonaffiliated interests.

   (4)  The specific reasons why the utility has purchased gas, transportation or storage from an affiliated interest and demonstration that the purchases are consistent with a least cost fuel procurement policy.

   (5)  The sources and amounts of gas, transportation or storage which have been withheld from the market by the utility or affiliated interest and the reasons why the gas, transportation or storage has been withheld.

   (6)  To the extent that the information required in this section has been submitted under §  53.64 (relating to filing requirements for natural gas distributors with gross intrastate annual operating revenues in excess of $40 million), the utility need only designate information which applies to affiliated interests.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  53.65 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504, 1301, 1304, 1307, 1317 and 1318.

Source

   The provisions of this §  53.65 adopted February 22, 1985, effective February 23, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 672; amended April 14, 1995, effective June 14, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 1411. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (122641) to (122642).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  53.61 (relating to purpose); 52 Pa. Code §  53.62 (relating to additional information to be filed by gas utilities with gross annual intrastate operating revenues in excess of $40 million seeking a change in base rates); 52 Pa. Code §  53.63 (relating to categories of gas utilities); and 52 Pa. Code §  53.64 (relating to filing requirements for natural gas distributors with gross intrastate annual operating revenues in excess of $40 million).



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