Columbia Gas Transmission LLC

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/03/2009, Docket: RP09-340-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 102 Original Sheet No. 102

 

NTS RATE SCHEDULE

NO-NOTICE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

 

1. AVAILABILITY

 

Service under this Rate Schedule is available from Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Transporter) to any

Shipper, provided that (i) Transporter has sufficient facilities and transportation and storage capacity

available to receive gas from or on behalf of Shipper and deliver gas to or for Shipper, (ii) Transporter has

awarded capacity to Shipper under the provisions of Section 4 (Auctions of Available Firm Service) of the

General Terms and Conditions, through construction of facilities, or pursuant to Transporter's Order No. 636

restructuring proceeding in FERC Docket No. RS92-5-000, (iii) Shipper has executed an NTS Service Agreement

with Transporter, and (iv) Shipper complies with the provisions of this Rate Schedule and with all other

applicable provisions of this Tariff.

 

2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE

 

(a) Service provided under this Rate Schedule shall be performed under Subpart B or G of Part 284

of the Commission's Regulations. Subject to the limitations set forth below, Transporter (i) shall receive

scheduled quantities from or on behalf of Shipper and shall deliver thermally equivalent scheduled quantities,

less Retainage, to or for Shipper, and (ii) shall provide a gas supply quantity pursuant to which Shipper may,

subject to the limitations and conditions set forth below, nominate Scheduled Daily Delivery Quantities in

excess of its Scheduled Daily Receipt Quantity. Such service shall be provided on a firm basis and shall

apply to all gas transported by Transporter for Shipper under this Rate Schedule up to the Transportation

Demand set forth in Shipper's NTS Service Agreement.

 

(b) Service provided under this Rate Schedule (i) shall have the priority specified in Section 7

(Capacity Allocation) of the General Terms and Conditions, (ii) shall be subject to interruption to the extent

provided in this Rate Schedule or in Section 16 (Interruptions of Service) of the General Terms and

Conditions, and (iii) shall be subject to operational flow orders to the extent provided in this Rate Schedule

or in Section 17 (Operational Flow Orders) of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

(c) Transporter shall not be obligated on any Day to accept gas in excess of the lesser of (i)

Shipper's Transportation Demand plus Retainage, or (ii) Shipper's Scheduled Daily Receipt Quantity.

Transporter also shall not be obligated on any Day to deliver more gas to Shipper than the limitations

prescribed by this Section 2. For the purpose of balancing any imbalances in Shipper's account, Shipper may

deliver or take quantities in excess of the above limitations in accordance with the provisions of Section 6

(Nominating, Scheduling, and Monitoring) and Section 7 (Capacity Allocation) of the General Terms and

Conditions.

 

(d) As of the date Shipper begins receiving service under this Rate Schedule, Shipper shall have a

beginning Gas Supply Quantity (GSQ) balance of zero, Shipper may draw upon its GSO up to a negative balance

established at twice the Transportation Demand specified in Shipper's NTS Service Agreement, as set forth

below. As Shipper takes gas under its GSQ (GSQ Draws), Shipper's remaining available GSQ quantities shall be

reflected in a cumulative daily balance (GSQ Balance) arrived at by (i) subtracting from Shipper's current GSQ

Balance Shipper's GSQ Draws on that Day, and (ii) adding to the resulting figure any quantities (less

Retainage) received by Transporter on that Day for replenishment of Shipper's earlier GSQ Draws.

 

(e) Transporter and Shipper may mutually agree on a not unduly discriminatory basis to (i)

different termination dates for specified volumes of Transportation Demand within the same Service Agreement

and/or (ii) combine Service Agreements under this Rate Schedule into a single Service Agreement under this

Rate Schedule with different termination dates for specified volumes of Transportation Demand. Transporter

and Shipper may mutually agree to combine Service Agreements only to the extent that the individual Service

Agreement's rates, terms, and conditions can be distinctly maintained and will not be altered by the

combination. For each Service Agreement(s) executed in accordance with this Section 2(e), each of the varying

termination dates and associated volumes of Transportation Demand will be set forth on a separate Appendix A

to the Service Agreement applicable to service pursuant to this Rate Schedule. Each component with a

different termination date for a specified volume of Transportation Demand within the same Service Agreement

and reflected in a separate Appendix A will be regarded as a single Service Agreement for purposes of

Shipper's exercise of any right of first refusal under the provisions of Section 4 of the General Terms and

Conditions of Transporter's Tariff. In the event of a constraint or other occurrence that precludes combined

nominations or allocations, Transporter may advise Shippers under such combined Service Agreements that

capacity must be nominated separately, and is subject to separate allocation, pursuant to the terms of each

separate Appendix A of the Service Agreement. Each Appendix A of the combined Service Agreements will be

identified by its original contract number or such other identification convention determined to be applicable

by Transporter.