Storage and Transportation Access Rule (STAR)

Case number
EB-2008-0052
Launched
Sector
Natural Gas
Status
Archived
Details

In the Board’s Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review (EB-2005-0551) Decision with Reasons, the Board concluded that it was necessary to ensure consumer protection within the competitive storage market and ensure non-discriminatory access to transportation services for storage operators and customers. The Board stated it would initiate a process to develop rules of conduct and reporting related to storage and noted that there was merit to the development of a Storage and Transportation Access Rule (STAR).

Updates

Date Issue / Document
December 9, 2009

The Board has issued a Notice of Issuance of a New Rule regarding the Storage and Transportation Access Rule (STAR). The STAR will come into force on June 16, 2010.

November 4, 2009

Written Submissions from Stakeholders on the Notice of Revised Proposal to Make a Rule regarding the Storage and Transportation Access Rule (STAR) dated September 18, 2009:

September 18, 2009

The Board has issued a Notice of Revised Proposal to Make a Rule regarding the Storage and Transportation Access Rule.

May 27, 2009

Written Submissions from Stakeholders on the Notice of Proposal to Make a Rule regarding the Storage and Transportation Access Rule (STAR) dated April 9, 2009:

April 9, 2009

The Board has issued a Notice of Proposal to Make a Rule regarding the Storage and Transportation Access Rule.

September 10, 2008

Written Comments from Stakeholders on Staff’s Discussion Paper on a Storage and Transportation Access Rule:

July 29, 2008

The Ontario Energy Board posted staff’s discussion paper on a storage and transportation access rule (STAR). This discussion paper sets out staff’s initial views on STAR. This rule would apply to Union Gas Limited, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and other storage providers including Market Hub Partners Canada L.P. and Tipperary Gas Corporation.

May 30, 2008

Discussion Points from City of Kitchener:

May 15, 2008

Highlights of Stakeholder Meetings (April 16-18, 2008)

May 15, 2008

Stakeholder Meeting (May 20, 2008)

April 14, 2008

Material for the STAR stakeholder meetings (April 16-18, 2008):

  1. A presentation to initiate discussion on STAR; and
  2. A document prepared by staff’s experts, Zinder Companies, Inc that outlines storage and transportation regulations in other jurisdictions
March 5, 2008

Announcement of public process.