FERC Denies Request for Rehearing in North Baja Gas Pipeline Proceeding

Last week FERC denied a request for rehearing filed by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District in the North Baja gas pipeline proceeding. According to Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], the request for rehearing had been made to compel FERC to analyze the potential impact on air quality from gas imported at the Energia Costa Azul LNG terminal in Mexico and transported to California via the North Baja gas pipeline. The decision, available in FERC’s eLibrary under Docket No. CP06-61, states that FERC could not know how much gas imported from the Costa Azul LNG terminal would be consumed and that the California Public Utilities Commission is the proper authority to set restrictions on emissions by end-users.

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