Columbia Gas Transmission LLC
Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 05/09/2010, Docket: RP10-588-000, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 308 Second Revised Sheet No. 308
Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 308
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Cont'd)
8. METER ALLOCATIONS
This Section specifies the procedures for allocating any differences between (i) the aggregate of all
Shippers' Scheduled Daily Delivery Quantities and actual deliveries, and (ii) the aggregate of all Shippers'
Scheduled Daily Receipt Quantities and actual receipts (Difference(s)) at delivery points at which gas is
being delivered to or for the account of multiple Shippers or at receipt points from which gas is being
received by Transporter for the account of multiple Shippers. Unless otherwise agreed to between Transporter
and Confirming Party, physically measured quantities shall be allocated on scheduled daily quantities and
shall be made using dekatherm units.
8.1 Delivery Point Allocation.
(a) Unless other agreed-upon PDAs are applicable, if deliveries to or on behalf of two or more
Shippers or Service Agreements are made at a point of delivery at which a Shipper has an FSS or FSS-M Service
Agreement with Transporter, the last gas through the meter shall be the gas delivered to or for the Shipper
with the FSS or FSS-M Service Agreement. If more than one Shipper at the delivery point has an FSS or FSS-M
Service Agreement, the gas of the Shipper controlling the facilities immediately downstream of the delivery
point shall be last through the meter. If none of the Shippers with an FSS or FSS-M Agreement control such
facilities, the last gas through the meter shall be prorated among all Shippers with FSS and/or FSS-M Service
Agreements on the basis of their MDWQ then in effect. Differences at such a point of delivery shall be
attributed to applicable FSS and/or FSS-M Service Agreement(s) and shall be deemed to be a storage injection
or withdrawal under the FSS and/or FSS-M Rate Schedules. Shipper's account under the FSS and/or FSS-M Rate
Schedules shall be debited or credited by the Difference and no imbalance shall be created in any
transportation Service Agreement. The appropriate maximum commodity charges and surcharges (and any overrun
charges) will be assessed for the transportation into or out of storage under the appropriate transportation
Service Agreement held by the FSS or FSS-M Shipper, in the following order of priority if Shipper holds more
than one firm transportation agreement, up to the Transportation Demand under each: (i) SST Service
Agreement; (ii) NTS Service Agreement; (iii) NTS-S Service Agreement: (iv) FTS Service Agreement; or (v) TPS
Service Agreement; provided that Shipper may notify Transporter in writing of a preferred different order of
priority for specified Rate Schedules. Such notice must be received by Transporter at least 30 days prior to
the beginning of the Month for which it is to be initially effective.
(b) If deliveries are made directly to a Shipper at a point of delivery that is not a point of
delivery for a Shipper with an FSS or FSS-M Service Agreement, that Shipper's gas shall be the last gas
through the meter.
(c) If deliveries are made to a third party (that is not a Shipper) for the accounts of multiple
Shippers, the Difference shall be allocated pro rata among all Shippers at that delivery point on the basis of
those Shippers' Scheduled Daily Delivery Quantities, unless all affected Shippers at that delivery point have
agreed to a Predetermined Allocation Method (PDA) specifying a different allocation methodology and such
agreement is provided to Transporter in writing and approved by Transporter.
(d) Month-end allocations shall be based on a measurement closing date of the fifth business day
after the business month. If actual quantities are not available, quantities will be estimated by the
8.2 Receipt Point Allocation. Differences at a receipt point shall be allocated pro rata among all
Shippers at that receipt point on the basis of the Scheduled Daily Receipt Quantities, unless the upstream
point operator providing the point confirmation submits a PDA to the allocating party before the start of the
Gas Day, and Transporter accepts the PDA.
8.3 Predetermined Allocation Method (PDA).
(a) As used in this Section 8, a PDA is an agreement by or among point operators, prior to the
beginning of the Gas Day, at a receipt or delivery point to allocate the difference between the scheduled
daily quantity and the actual daily flow of gas in a mutually agreeable manner. Types of allocation methods
include, but are not limited to, Ranked, Pro Rata, Percentage, Swing, and Operator Provided Value. If the two
parties cannot agree upon an allocation methodology, pro rata based upon confirmed nominations shall be used
as the default method. The party responsible for custody transfer (the party performing the measurement
function) shall provide the allocation. PDAs shall be provided by the interconnecting operator, and for
multi-tiered allocations, may be provided by the upstream title holders or shippers. Interconnecting
operators at receipt locations shall provide a PDA to allocate to upstream title holders. Upstream title
holders may provide a PDA to allocate to the parties taking possession of their gas at a receipt location.
Shippers may provide a PDA to allocate to their nominations at either receipt or delivery locations.