Dominion Terminal Loads
Record Amount of CoalNORFOLK, Va. - Dominion Terminal Associates said it loaded a record amount of coal onboard a ship bound for a foreign customer.
DTA put 137,249 metric tons of coal into the Atara on Nov. 25. This is a record for a U.S.-origin shipment and exceeded the previous record of 125,005 tons DTA established March 9, 1985. (A metric ton equals 2,204 pounds.)
Last week's shipment was made by Westmoreland Coal Co., Philadelphia, as part of a contract with Israel's National Coal Supply Corp., the government coal buying agency.
LILCO Files Request
For 5 percent Rate Increase
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. - Long Island Lighting Co. filed a 5 percent electric rate increase, amounting to about $82.9 million, effective October 1987.
LILCO said that even if the rate increase is approved, the cost of electricity will remain at about the average for 1986, due to an expected continued decline in fuel prices.
The rate increase would raise the bills for a customer burning 600 kilowatts of electricity a month, from $68.01 to $71.53 a month, the same
average rate as for May 1986.
NY Governor Could Fill
Six Seats on PSC
ALBANY, N.Y. - The recently announced retirement of New York State Public Service Commissioner Carmel Carrington Marr gives Gov. Mario M. Cuomo the opportunity to fill as many as six vacancies on the seven-member commission.
Ms. Marr, 65, announced her surprise retirement on Nov. 21. The longest tenured member of the PSC, her term was not due to expire for four years. She was the first woman and first black to be appointed to the commission by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1971. She was reappointed twice by governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo.
In addition to Ms. Marr, two PSC seats are already vacant, with the death of Edward Larkin last August and the unsuccessful bid by Rosemary Pooler for Congress.
The terms of PSC Chairman Paul Gioia and Commissioner Anne Mead both expire Feb. 1, 1987. Commissioner Gail Garfield Schwartz is serving a term that expired earlier this year and has yet to be renominated.