Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Notice of Utility Tariff Filing (ENSTAR)

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that ENSTAR Natural Gas Company (ENSTAR) filed TA296-4, seeking Commission approval of an amendment to its Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSA) between Alaska Pipeline Company (APLC) and Furie Operating, LLC (Furie). The Furie GSA was originally filed as TA282-4 and approved in Letter Order No. L1600193. APLC is the sister company of ENSTAR and owns the natural gas transmission pipeline that delivers gas to ENSTAR’s service area. Historically, the Commission has regulated ENSTAR and APLC as a single entity. 

Under the amended GSA, ENSTAR proposes to revise deadlines established in the original GSA. Specifically, the amended GSA extends the exercise date from April 1, 2018, to April 1, 2019, and extends the date by which Furie will achieve the conditions precedent set out in Section 13.3(b) of the original GSA from December 31, 2016, to July 31, 2018. Specifically, the condition that requires Furie to have at least three wells that can be used to produce the volumes of gas set out in the original agreement. Finally, ENSTAR is changing the deadline to submit the Reserves Report and Engineer’s Opinion Letter to October 31, 2018.

The amendment to the GSA confirms the pricing of the gas shall be according to Section 3.1(c) of the original approved agreement, which established the prices if Furie did not meet the conditions precedent. A comparison of the gas sales prices are as follows:


Contract Year 1

Contract Year 2

Contract Year 3

Section 3.1(a)

Section 3.1(c)

Section 3.1(a)

Section 3.1(c)

Section 3.1(a)

Section 3.1(c)

Firm Gas ($/Mcf)







Daily Call Option Gas ($/Mcf)







Emergency Gas ($/Mcf)

Not to exceed $9.28


Not to exceed $9.47


Not to exceed $9.66


This notice may not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification which varies from that proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Dan Dieckgraeff, Director of Rates and Regulatory Affairs for ENSTAR, at P. O. Box 190288, Anchorage, AK 99519-0288; phone: (907) 376-7979. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission's office at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222 or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing “TA296-4” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., October 27, 2017, at the Commission address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA296-4 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with ENSTAR at its address given above or by email at Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY (907) 276-4533 or send a request via electronic mail to by October 20, 2017.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 27th day of September, 2017.



Julie C. Vogler

Finance Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 9/27/2017
Archive Date: 10/27/2017
  • Public Comment Deadline
    9/27/2017 8:00am - 10/27/2017 5:00pm