Kinder Morgan Inc.’s pipeline returned to service Friday. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. cut electricity to service during emergencies earlier in the week. The utility was ordered to call all interruptible load and the pipeline has an interruptible tariff. Kinder Morgan did not return phone calls.
Jan. 19, 2001–Outgoing U.S. Energy Sec. Bill Richardson Friday issued an emergency order requiring 27 suppliers to provide Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas, after the California utility complained 6 of its suppliers had stopped or were threatening to halt deliveries.