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A
Amp Ampere
A&G Administrative and General Expenses
AAQS Ambient Air Quality Standards
ABF Aquatic Base Flow
AC Alternating Current
ACA Annual Charge Adjustment
ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
ACRS Accelerated Cost Recovery System
ADIT Accumulated Deferred Income Taxes
API American Petroleum Institute
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B
bbl Barrel of oil
bbl/d Barrels per Calendar Day
Bcf Billion Cubic Feet
Bcfe Billion Cubic Feet of gas Equivalent
boe Barrels of Oil Equivalent (bbls of oil equivalent)
BS&W Bottom Sediments of Water
Btu British thermal unit
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C
C or cent. Centigrade
CAA Clean Air Act
CAODC Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
CAPP Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
CBM Coalbed Methane
CEPA Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CERI Canadian Energy Research Institute
cu. ft Cubic Feet
Cf Compare
cu. ft/s Cubic Feet per Second
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CPI Consumer Price Index
cps Cycles Per Second
CWA Clean Water Act
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D
dBA Decibles on the A-weighted scale
dc Direct Current
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DOE Department Of Energy
DOT Department Of Transportation
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E
EA Environmental Assessment
EHV Extra High Voltage
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EMF Electro Magnetic Fields
EPA Environmental Protection Act
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F
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FOIP Freedom Of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
FONSI Findings Of No Significant Impact
FR Full Requirements
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FWS [U.S.] Fish and Wildlife Service
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G
GAPP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GT&C General Terms and Conditions
GW Gigawatt
GWh Gigawatt-Hour
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H
HCA Host Control Area
HEP Habitat Evaluation Procedure
HHI Hirschman Herfindahl Index
HQI Habitat Quality Index
hp Horsepower
HVI High Viscosity Index
Hz Hertz (cycles per second)
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I
ICAP Installed Capacity
IEA International Energy Agency
IER Incremental Energy Rate
IHR Incremental Heat Rate
IJC International Joint Commission
IPE International Petroleum Exchange
IPO Initial Public Offering
ISO International Standards Organization
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J
J.A.S. Joint Association Survey
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K
kg Kilograms
kHz Thousand Hertz (cycles per second)
km Kilometre
kV Kilovolt
KVA Kilovolt-Ampere
KW Kilowatt
KWh Kilowatt-Hour
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L
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LODF Line Outage Distribution Factor
LOLE Loss Of Load Expectation
LPG Liquified Petroleum Gas
lsfo Loss-Sulfur Fuel Oil
LVI Low Viscosity Index
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M
M Metre
mboe Thousand Barrels of Oil Equivalent
Mboe/d Thousand Barrels of Oil Equivalent per Day
Mbbl Thousand Barrels
Mbbl/d Thousand Barrels per Day
MMbbl Million barrels
Mcf Thousand Cubic Feet (of gas)
MMcf Million Cubic Feet
MMcf/d Million Cubic Feet per Day
MMboe Million Barrels of Oil Equivalent
MMBtu Million British Thermal Units
MVA Megavolt-Amperes
MW Megawatts
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N
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NASDAQS National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System
NEB National Energy Board
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NGL Natural Gas Liquids
NITC Normal Incremental Transfer Capability
NOI Notice Of Intent or Notice Of Inquiry
NPV Net Present Value
NYMEX New York Mercantile Exchange
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O
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration [U.S. Department of Labor]
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P
ppm Parts Per Million
PSAC Petroleum Services Association of Canada
psi Pounds per Square Inch
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Q
QF Qualifying Facility
QUAD Quadrillion Btus
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R
RCCD Reverse Circulation Centre Discharge
RFQ Request For Proposal
ROA Return of Assets
R&D Research and Development
ROE Return of Equity
ROFR Right Of First Refusal
ROI Return On Investment
ROW Right-Of-Way
rpm Revolutions Per Minute
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S
SCADA Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
Scf Standard Cubic Foot of natural gas
SCO Standard Cost Obligation
SEC [U.S.] Securities and Exchange Commission
SFEIS Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement
SFV Straight Fixed Variable
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SNG Synthetic Natural Gas
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T
Tcf Trillion Cubic Feet
TCR Transition Cost Recovery (mechanism)
TDU Transmission Dependent Utility
TOU Time-Of-Use
TTC Total Transfer Capability
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U
U.S.C. United States Code
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
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V
VA Volt-Ampere
VAR Volt-Ampere Reactive Unit
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W
WACOG Weighted Average Cost Of Gas
WPI Wholesale Price Index
WQC Water Quality Certificate
WTI West Texas Intermediate
WTP Willingness to Pay
WY Water Year
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