New York Public Service Law
Sale of Indigenous Natural Gas for Generation of Electricity
66-g. Sale of indigenous natural gas for generation of electricity.
1. The commission shall require an electric corporation to enter into long-term contracts to purchase or wheel electricity produced from indigenous natural gas supplies at the well site under such terms and conditions as the commission shall find just and economically reasonable to such corporations customers, non-discriminatory to the producers of electricity from indigenous natural gas supplies, and furthers the public policy of this section and state energy policy; provided, however, the minimum sales price shall be no lower than the electric corporations avoided cost. For the purpose of this section indigenous natural gas shall mean natural gas produced from wells located within the state.
2. Nothing contained in this section shall require an electric or gas corporation to construct any additional facilities to satisfy its obligations hereunder, unless such facilities are paid for in full by the producer or producers of indigenous natural gas.
3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a producer of indigenous natural gas whose natural gas activities are limited to the production, sale and/or transportation of indigenous natural gas to a gas corporation or a gas pipeline, the production, sale and/or transportation of indigenous natural gas to the facilities of less than twenty industrial or commercial users, the production, sale and/or transportation of natural gas to a co-generation or electrical generating facility, the production of electricity from indigenous natural gas at the well site for sale to an electric corporation, or any combination thereof, shall not be subject to the jurisdiction of the commission except (a) with respect to the safety of the construction, operation or maintenance of its gas plant and the certification of major utility transmission facilities under article VII of this chapter and (b) that such producer of indigenous natural gas that does not retain or transport such gas for his own use but rather sells or transports such gas to industrial or commercial users shall maintain a record of the volumes of such gas sold or transported to such users. Such producer shall submit these records annually to the commission on or before the thirty-first day of March.