Great Plains Gasification Associates, A Partnership, Transco Coal Gas Company, A Partner Other Than The Tax Matters Partner - Page 6

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          the first of its kind, employing new, still unproven technologies           
          to convert domestic coal into pipeline-quality natural gas.                 
               DOE actively supported the project, which appeared to hold             
          great promise as an alternative energy source.5  Mr. Jack                   
          O’Leary, who was then Deputy Secretary of Energy, encouraged                
          several interstate pipeline companies to form a consortium to               
          raise money for the Great Plains project.  Ultimately, five                 
          interstate pipeline companies agreed to form a partnership                  
          (through their subsidiaries) to design, build, and operate the              
          plant.  In addition to ANRC, these companies were Transco Energy            
          Co. (Transco Energy), Tenneco, Inc., Pacific Lighting Co., and              
          MidCon Corp.                                                                
          The Partnership                                                             
               The partnership, Great Plains Gasification Associates, was             
          formed in 1978 under North Dakota law.  The five general partners           
          were wholly owned subsidiaries of the just-named pipeline                   
          companies, with ownership percentages in the partnership as                 

               5 Ultimately, DOE viewed the project as a “demonstration               
          program” within the meaning of sec. 207 of Title II of the                  
          Department of Energy Act of 1978--Civilian Applications, Pub. L.            
          95-238, 92 Stat. 61, to produce alternative fuels from coal and             
          other domestic resources and to provide technical and                       
          environmental knowledge to assess the long-term viability of                
          synthetic fuel production in the United States.                             

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