Charges fly over California gas market power

HOUSTON, June 5, 2001 – California’s natural gas bill was $3.6-$3.8 billion higher than expected from March 2000-March 2001 because El Paso Merchant Energy, a unit of El Paso Corp., exercised market power through its control of space on a sister company’s pipeline, Southern California Edison Co. alleged in testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

By the OGJ Online Staff

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