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Legal Resources Major Orders & Regulations Order Nos: 636, 636-A, 636-B, 636-C,

Order No. 636 - Restructuring of Pipeline Services
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  • Requires pipelines to unbundle (i.e., separate) their sales services from their transportation services.

  • Issues blanket sales certificates to pipelines so that they can offer unbundled firm and interruptible sales services at market-based rates.

  • Includes a new unbundled "no-notice", firm transportation service, firm transportation service that is unbundled and improved in quality, unbundled storage services, and interruptible transportation services, among others.

  • Amends Section 284.221(d) of the Commission's Regulations to allow pregranted abandonment for interruptible and short-term (one year or less) firm transportation, and for long term (over one year) firm transportation under certain conditions.

  • Modifies the terms of existing capacity brokering programs to conform to a generic capacity releasing program.

  • GAO Report PDF, November 1993