Commission approval of proposed divestitures:
The Commission has approved five divestiture requests from El Paso Energy Corp. regarding the following: 1) the sale of a 0.48 percent interest as a general partner in the Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. ("Iroquois") to NJNR Pipeline Company, an indirect subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation; 2) the sale of a 5.96 percent interest as a general partner in Iroquois to TCPL Northeast Ltd., an indirect subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, a Canadian corporation; 3) the sale of an 8.72 percent interest as a general partner in Iroquois to CNG Iroquois, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc.; 4) the sale of a 0.84 percent interest as a general partner in Iroquois to Iroquois Pipeline Investment, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of PG&E National Energy Group, which is itself a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation; and 5) the sale of all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of both Midwestern Gas Transmission Company and Midwestern Gas Marketing Company to Border Midwestern Company, a subsidiary of Northern Border Intermediate Limited Partnership, which is controlled by Northern Border Partners, L.P. The divestiture applications were made pursuant to Paragraph III C. of the FTC's decision and order in this matter. The Commission vote to approve each divestiture was 5-0. (FTC File No. 001-0086, Docket No. C-3996; staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, 202-326-2526; see press releases dated January 29 and February 9, 2001.)
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