OMA Protests Pipeline Rate Hike

The OMA Energy Group has joined a coalition of industrial customers to protest a proposed hike in transmission charges on certain natural gas shipments by as much as 78%. In the joint protest, which is pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the coalition questions the justification for such a large increase.

The increased costs would directly impact customers that ship gas on the Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline and would be passed on to smaller customers. In addition to the OMA Energy Group, the coalition includes the American Forest and Paper Association, Process Gas Consumers, and the Industrial Consumers of America.

Columbia Transmission is not affiliated with Columbia Gas of Ohio, but is owned by TC Energy Corporation (formerly TransCanada). The case will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the OMA Energy Committee on Sept. 10. 8/27/2020