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Requested Amendment to the National Energy Board Cost Recovery Regulations and letter dated 1 June 2010 from ExxonMobil Canada and Encana Corporation requesting an amendment to the Regulations [PDF 2715 KB]

File Ad-GA-RG-CR-03e
18 March 2011

To: Gas pipeline companies regulated by the National Energy Board,
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers,
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and
Canadian Gas Association identified in the attached Distribution List

Requested Amendment to the National Energy Board Cost Recovery Regulations (Regulation)

The National Energy Board received a letter dated 1 June 2010 from ExxonMobil Canada and Encana Corporation requesting an amendment to the Regulation. The request is to amend the threshold values that define large and intermediate gas pipeline companies. A copy of the letter is attached.

Under the current Regulation, a "small gas pipeline company" is a person or company whose combined annual cost of service (annual cost) is less than $1,000,000; an "intermediate gas pipeline company" is one whose annual cost is $1,000,000 or more, but less than $10,000,000; and a “large gas pipeline company” is one whose annual cost is $10,000,000 or more.

The Board has been asked to amend the Regulation to change the threshold value for an "intermediate gas pipeline company" to one whose annual cost is $1,000,000 or more, but less than $60,000,000; and a "large gas pipeline company” "o one whose annual cost is $60,000,000 or more.

The Board is seeking input on this request. Specifically, the Board would like input on:

  • whether the threshold values in the Regulation for intermediate and large gas pipeline companies should be amended, and
  • if the thresholds were to be amended, the appropriateness of the values proposed by Exxon Mobil Canada and Encana Corporation

Please provide written comments by 1 June 2011 to:

Anne-Marie Erickson
Secretary of the Board
National Energy Board
444 Seventh Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 0X8
Facsimile 403-292-5503 or 1-877-288-8803

Please include the subject title "NEB Cost Recovery Regulations" in your correspondence. Following the Board's review of the comments, it will decide how to proceed.

Yours truly,

Anne-Marie Erickson
Secretary of the Board

Attachment

cc: Mr. Ron Moore, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, ExxonMobil Canada facsimile 403-232-5867
Ms. Rinde K. Powell, Director, Regulatory Services, Encana Corporation facsimile 403-645-3938

Attachment 1 to Board Letter
Dated 18 March 2011

Distribution List

All Gas Companies Regulated by the NEB that Pay Cost Recovery Levies

1057533 Alberta Ltd. c/o Harvest Energy Trust
330 5th Avenue SW, Suite 2100
Calgary, AB  T2P 0L4

2193914 Canada Limited
c/o Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
500 Consumers Road
North York, ON  M2J 1P8

6720471 Canada Ltd.
c/o ATCO Midstream Ltd.
240 4th Avenue SW, Suite 900
Calgary, AB  T2P 4H4

Alliance Pipeline Ltd.
605 5th Avenue SW, Suite 600
Calgary, AB  T2P 3H5

AltaGas Holdings Inc.
on behalf of AltaGas Pipeline Partnership
355 4th Avenue SW, Suite 1700
Calgary, AB  T2P 0J1

Apache Canada Ltd.
700 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 3V4

ARC Resources Ltd.
308 4th Avenue SW, Suite 1200
Calgary, AB  T2P 0H7

Bear Paw Processing Company (Canada) Ltd.
c/o ONEOK Partners, L.P., Bear Paw Energy, LLC
100 West 5th Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
USA

Bonavista Petroleum Ltd.
on behalf of Bonavista Energy LP
311 6th Avenue SW, Suite 700
Calgary, AB  T2P 3H2

BP Canada Energy Company
PO Box 200
Calgary, AB  T2P 2H8

BP Canada Energy Enterprises
240 4 Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 4H4

Burlington Resources Canada (Hunter) Ltd.
c/o Operator: ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp.
2100 Bow Valley Square IV, 250 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 3H7

Canadian Natural Resources Limited
855 2nd Street SW, Suite 2500
Calgary, AB  T2P 4J8

Canadian-Montana Pipe Line Company
c/o NorthWestern Energy Montana
40 East Broadway
Butte, MT  59701
USA

Cenovus Border Pipelines Limited
P.O. Box 766
Calgary, AB  T2P 4K9

Centra Transmission Holdings Inc.
2324 Main Street
London, ON  N6P 1A9

Champion Pipe Line Corporation Limited
c/o Operator: La Société Gaz Métro
1717, du Havre
Montréal, QC  H2K 2X3

Crescent Point Resources Ltd.
111 5th Avenue SW, Suite 2800
Calgary, AB  T2P 3Y6

Devon Canada Corporation
400 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 2000
Calgary, AB  T2P 4H2

DR Four Beat Energy Corp.
707 Iowa Avenue
Whitefish, MT  59937
USA

Echoex Energy Inc.
150 6th Avenue SW, Suite 5050
Calgary, AB  T2P 3Y7

Emera Brunswick Pipeline Company Ltd.
1 Germain Street, Suite 1204
Saint John, NB  E2L 4V1

EnCana Corporation
P.O. Box 2850
Calgary, AB  T2P 4Z5

EnCana Ekwan Pipeline Inc.
P.O. Box 2850
Calgary, AB  T2P 4Z5

Enermark Inc.
c/o Enerplus Resources Fund
333 7th Avenue SW, Suite 3000
Calgary, AB  T2P 2Z1

ExxonMobil Canada Properties
1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3M8

FET Energy Ltd.
c/o Enerplus Resources Fund
The Dome Tower, 333 7th Avenue SW, Suite 3000
Calgary, AB  T2P 2Z1

Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box 1000, Station M
Calgary, AB  T2P 4K5

Fortress Energy Inc.
P.O. Box 1917, Station M
Calgary, AB  T2P 2M2

Husky Oil Operations Limited
P.O. Box 6525, Station D
Calgary, AB  T2P 3G7

Kaiser Exploration Ltd.
700 4th Avenue SW, Suite 850
Calgary, AB  T2P 3J4

KEYERA Energy Ltd.
Sun Life Plaza West Tower
144 4th Avenue SW, Suite 600
Calgary, AB  T2P 3N4

Many Islands Pipe Lines (Canada) Limited
c/o TransGas Limited
1777 Victoria Avenue, Suite 500
Regina, SK  S4P 4K5

Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd.
1801 Hollis Street, Suite 1600
Halifax, NS  B3J 3N4

Mid-Continent Pipelines Limited
c/o Operator:
Many Islands Pipe Lines (Canada) Limited
1777 Victoria Avenue, Suite 500
Regina, SK  S4P 4K5

Minell Pipeline Limited
c/o Manitoba Hydro
360 Portage Avenue, 11th Floor
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 0G8

Murphy Oil Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 2721, Station M
Calgary, AB  T2P 3Y3

Niagara Gas Transmission Limited
c/o Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
500 Consumers Road
North York, ON  M2J 1P8

Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.
440 2nd Avenue SW, Suite 2100
Calgary, AB  T2P 5E9

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.
P.O. Box 1000, Station M
Calgary, AB  T2P 4K5

NuVista Energy Ltd.
700 2nd Street SW, Suite 3500
Calgary, AB  T2P 2W2

Omimex Canada, Ltd.
2001 Beach Street, Suite 810
Fort Worth, TX  76103
USA

Paramount Transmission Ltd.
c/o Paramount Resources Ltd.
888 3rd Street SW, 4700 Bankers Hall West
Calgary, AB  T2P 5C5

Pengrowth Corporation
222 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 2100
Calgary, AB  T2P 0B4

Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
207 9th Avenue SW, Suite 200
Calgary, AB  T2P 1K3

Pioneer Natural Resources Canada Inc.
c/o Operator: TAQA North Ltd.
308 4th Avenue SW, Suite 2100
Calgary, AB   T2P 0H7

Renaissance Energy Ltd. c/o Husky Energy Inc.
P.O. Box 6525, Station D
Calgary, AB   T2P 3G7

Seaview Energy Inc.
444 5th Avenue SW, Suite 1500
Calgary, AB  T2P 2T8

SemCAMS Redwillow ULC
TransCanada PipeLines Tower
450 1st Street SW, Suite 2000
Calgary, AB  T2P 5H1

Shiha Energy Transmission Ltd.
c/o Paramount Resources Ltd.
888 3rd Street SW, 4700 Bankers Hall West
Calgary, AB   T2P 5C5

Spectra Energy Midstream Canada L.P.
425 - 1st Street SW, Suite 2200
Calgary, AB   T2P 3L8

St. Clair Pipelines Management Inc.
c/o Union Gas Limited - A Spectra Energy Company
P.O. Box 2001
Chatham, ON  N7M 5M1

Talisman Energy Inc.
888 3rd Street SW, Suite 2000
Calgary, AB  T2P 5C5

Trans Québec and Maritimes Pipeline Inc.
P.O. Box 1000, Station M
Calgary, AB  T2P 4K5

TransCanada PipeLines Limited
P.O. Box 1000, Station M
Calgary, AB   T2P 4K5

True Energy Inc. c/o Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
530 8th Avenue SW, Suite 2300
Calgary, AB  T2P 3S8

Union Gas Limited c/o Spectra Energy Company
P.O. Box 2001
Chatham, ON  N7M 5M1

Vector Pipeline Limited Partnership
38705 Seven Mile Road, Suite 490
Livonia, MI  48152
USA

Westcoast Energy Inc.,
carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission
425 1st Street SW, Suite 2600 - Fifth Avenue Place, East Tower
Calgary, AB   T2P 3L8

Wild Stream Exploration Inc.
400 5th Avenue SW, Suite 710
Calgary, AB   T2P 0L6

Yoho Resources Inc.
736 6th Avenue SW, Suite 750
Calgary, AB  T2P 3T7

Industry Associations

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Mr. Barry Jardine
Manager Regulated Transportation
2100, 350 - 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB   T2P 3N9
Facsimile 403-261-4622

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Ms. Ranjana Martin
Director Regulatory & Financial
1860, 205 - 5 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB  T2P 2V7
Facsimile 403-221-8760

Canadian Gas Association
Mr. Bryan Gormley
Director Policy and Economics
809, 350 - Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON  K1R 7S8
Facsimile 613-748-9078

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