In the Matter of the Joint Application of Southern††††††† )
Union Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy,†††††††††††††† )
The Laclede Group, Inc., and Laclede Gas† †††††††††††††† )
Company for an Order Authorizing the Sale,†††††††††††††††††††††††† )†††††††† File No.† GM-2013-0254
Transfer, and Assignment of Certain Assets and†††††††† )
Liabilities from Southern Union Company to †††††††††††††† )
Laclede Gas Company and, in Connection††††††††††††††††† )
Therewith, Certain other Related Transactions††††††††††† )
Issue Date:† February 14, 2013 ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Effective Date:† February 14, 2013
Southern Union Company, d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy, The Laclede Group, Inc., and Laclede Gas Company, have filed an application asking the Commission to approve a sale in which Laclede Gas Company would acquire the entire franchise, works, and system of Southern Unionís Missouri Gas Energy operating division.† The Commission provided notice of that filing and established February 13, 2013 as the deadline for interested parties to apply to intervene.
On February 14, Southern Union, Laclede Group and Laclede Gas (the Joint Applicants) filed a motion asking the Commission to establish an early technical conference at which the parties and their experts may identify and discuss areas of interest and concern regarding the joint application.† The motion represents that the Joint Applicants, Staff, and Public Counsel suggest March 18, at 1:00 p.m. as an appropriate date and time for that conference. ††
The Commission agrees that a technical conference at the proposed date and time would be appropriate.† The parties are free to discuss whatever questions may arise at the conference and unless the parties request otherwise, there is no need for any portion of the conference to be on the record.† The conference will allow the parties to discuss how the Commission should proceed to consider the application and the Commission will order the parties to file a proposed procedural schedule after the conference.
THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:
A technical conference is scheduled for 1:00
p.m. on March 18, 2013, at the Commissionís office at the Governor Office
Building, Room 305, 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City, Missouri.† This building meets accessibility standards
required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.† If you need additional accommodations to
participate in this hearing, please call the Public Service Commissionís
Hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay
2. The parties shall file a proposed procedural schedule no later than March 22, 2013.
3. This order shall become effective upon issuance.
BY THE COMMISSION
( S E A L )
Morris L. Woodruff, Chief Regulatory
Law Judge, by delegation of authority
pursuant to Section 386.240, RSMo 2000.
on this 14th day of February, 2013.