997 F.2d 1039 (3rd Cir. 1993), 92-7436, In re Columbia Gas Systems Inc.

Docket Nº:Appellants No. 92-7436,
Citation:997 F.2d 1039
Party Name:th 414, In re COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation. The OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED CREDITORS OF the COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORPORATION v. COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, Thomas E. Ross, Trustee, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, Intervenor-Defendant, Meridian Oil Production Inc. (
Case Date:July 06, 1993
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
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997 F.2d 1039 (3rd Cir. 1993)

th 414,

In re COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission

Corporation.

The OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED CREDITORS OF the

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORPORATION

v.

COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Thomas E. Ross, Trustee,

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, Intervenor-Defendant,

Meridian Oil Production Inc. ("Meridian Oil"), Intervenor in

Support of Appellees,

Maryland Office of People's Counsel ("MPC"), Intervenor in

Support of Appellants,

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate (Pa. OCA),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; Central Hudson Gas and

Electric Corporation; New York State Electric and Gas

Corporation; National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation,

Intervenors in Support of Official Committee of Customers of

the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Columbia Gas Distribution Companies, Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Ozark Gas Transmission System, a Texas General Partnership

(the "Partnership") and its Subsidiary, Ozark

Finance Corporation (the "Company"),

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia,

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Customers ("Customer Committee") of

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation ("TCo"),

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Maryland Public

Service Commission; Public Utilities Commission

of Ohio, Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission

of West Virginia, Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Delmarva Power & Light Company ("Delmarva"); the Providence

Gas Company ("Providence"), Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Office of People's Counsel for the District of Columbia

(OPC), Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Office of the Consumers' Counsel, State of Ohio (OCC),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Gas Research Institute ("GRI"), Amicus Curiae,

Columbia Gas System, Inc. ("CG") and Columbia Gas

Transmission Corporation ("TCO" and together with

CG, "the Debtors"), Appellants No. 92-7395.

In re COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC. (Fifteen Cases)

COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.

v.

UNSECURED CREDITORS COMMITTEE,

Thomas E. Ross, Trustee,

Meridian Oil Production Inc. ("Meridian Oil"), Intervenor in

Support of Appellees,

Maryland Office of People's Counsel ("MPC"), Intervenor in

Support of Appellants,

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate (Pa. OCA),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; Central Hudson Gas and

Electric Corporation; New York State Electric and Gas

Corporation, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation,

Intervenors in Support of Official Committee of Customers of

the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Columbia Gas Distribution Companies, Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Ozark Gas Transmission System, a Texas General Partnership

(the "Partnership") and its Subsidiary, Ozark

Finance Corporation (the "Company"),

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Customers ("Customer Committee") of

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation ("TCo"),

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia,

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Maryland Public

Service Commission; Public Utilities Commission

of Ohio, Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission

of West Virginia, Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Delmarva Power & Light Company ("Delmarva"); the Providence

Gas Company ("Providence"), Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Office of People's Counsel for the District of Columbia

(OPC), Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Office of Consumers' Counsel, State of Ohio (OCC),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Gas Research Institute ("GRI"), Amicus Curiae,

Columbia Gas Systems, Inc. ("CG") and Columbia Gas

Transmission Corporation ("TCO" and together with

CG, "the Debtors"), Appellants No. 92-7396.

MERIDIAN OIL PRODUCTION INC.

v.

COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation;

Thomas E. Ross, Trustee,

Maryland Office of People's Counsel ("MPC"), Intervenor in

Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Columbia Gas

Transmission Corporation, Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate (Pa. OCA),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; Central Hudson Gas and

Electric Corporation; New York State Electric and Gas

Corporation; National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation,

Intervenors in Support of Official Committee of Customers of

the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Columbia Gas Distribution Companies, Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Ozark Gas Transmission System, a Texas General Partnership

(the "Partnership") and its Subsidiary, Ozark

Finance Corporation (the "Company"),

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Customers ("Customer Committee") of

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation ("TCo"),

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia,

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Maryland Public

Service Commission; Public Utilities Commission

of Ohio, Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission

of West Virginia, Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Delmarva Power & Light Company ("Delmarva"); the Providence

Gas Company ("Providence"), Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Office of the People's Counsel for the District of Columbia

(OPC), Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Office of the Consumers' Counsel, State of Ohio (OCC),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Gas Research Institute ("GRI"), Amicus Curiae,

Columbia Gas System, Inc. ("CG") and Columbia Gas

Transmission Corporation ("TCO" and together with

CG, "the Debtors"), Appellants No. 92-7397.

PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION,

v.

COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Thomas E. Ross, Trustee,

Meridian Oil Production Inc. ("Meridian Oil"), Intervenor in

Support of Appellees,

Public Service Commission of the State of New York,

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Public Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Columbia Gas

Transmission Corporation, Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate (Pa. OCA),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.; Central Hudson Gas and

Electric Corporation; New York State Electric and Gas

Corporation; National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation,

Intervenors in Support of Official Committee of Customers of

the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Columbia Gas Distribution Companies, Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Ozark Gas Transmission System, a Texas General Partnership

(the "Partnership") and its Subsidiary, Ozark

Finance Corporation (the "Company"),

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Customers ("Customer Committee") of

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation ("TCo"),

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, Intervenor

in Support of Appellants,

Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission

of West Virginia, Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Delmarva Power & Light Company ("Delmarva"); the Providence

Gas Company ("Providence"), Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Office of the People's Counsel for the District of Columbia

(OPC), Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Office of the Consumers' Counsel, State of Ohio (OCC),

Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Gas Research Institute ("GRI"), Amicus Curiae,

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Maryland Public

Service Commission, The Public Utilities

Commission of Ohio and the Maryland

Office of People's Counsel,

Appellants No. 92-7398.

MARYLAND OFFICE/PEOPLE'S COUNSEL

v.

COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEMS, INC.; Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Thomas E. Ross, Trustee,

Meridian Oil Productions Inc., Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Public Service Commission of the State of New York,

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Public Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,

Intervenor in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Columbia Gas

Transmission Corporation, Intervenor in Support of Appellees,

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; Central Hudson Gas and

Electric Corporation; New York State Electric and Gas

Corporation; Natural Fuel Gas Supply Corporation,

Intervenors in Support of Official Committee of Customers of

the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation,

Columbia Gas Transmission Companies, Intervenors in Support

of Appellants,

Ozark Gas Transmission System, a Texas General Partnership

(the "Partnership") and its Subsidiary, Ozark

Finance Corporation (the "Company"),

Intervenors in Support of Appellants,

Official Committee of Customers ("Customer Committee") of

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation ("TCo"),

Intervenor in
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