Gas Companies Program (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Tennessee

Applies to States or Provinces Tennessee
Name Gas Companies Program (Tennessee)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Tennessee Regulatory Authority
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Gas Companies program is a set of rules that encourage the development of the natural gas industry in Tennessee. They empower gas companies to lay piped and extend conductors through the streets, lanes and alleys, of any town, city or village, as to produce the least possible inconvenience and to take up pavements and sidewalks provided that they shall repair the same as soon as possible. Corporations must obtain the consent of municipal authorities and an ordinance must be passed prescribing the terms of the development.

The corporation is authorized to charge a reasonable price for gas, not higher than the price by existing charters to gas companies in Tennessee. The corporation shall never charge more than 1 cent per every cubic foot of gas used, as may be indicated by the gas meter or computed by the ordinary rules.

The works and operations of the company shall be so constructed and managed that no annoyance shall accrue therefrom to the health and comfort of the inhabitants of the town; and nothing in these rules shall be so construed as to absolve the company, its officers or agents, from any legal proceedings to restrain or abate any nuisance arising from such works or operations.

The corporation shall have the power of condemnation as granted to electric companies in Tenn. Code 65-22-101.

Policy Contact

Contact Name David Foster
Department Tennessee Regulatory Authority
Division Utility
Address 460 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN, 37243

Phone 615-741-2904 X 188

Contact Name Larry Borum
Department Tennessee Regulatory Authority
Division Gas Pipeline Safety

Phone 615-741-2905 x 184


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tenn Code. 65-26
Date Effective 2010