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. 318 Original Sheet No. 318

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Cont'd)

 

10. BILLING AND PAYMENT

 

10.1 Billing.

 

(a) On or before the ninth business day following the date of the final monthly meter reading for

each Billing Month, Transporter shall render to Shipper an imbalance statement and an invoice (collectively

"Billing Statements") setting forth the total quantity of gas delivered to or for the account of Shipper under

each Rate Schedule during each Day of the preceding Billing Month, the net billing rate and the amount due,

together with information sufficient to explain and support any adjustments made by Transporter with respect

to the quantity of gas delivered. Billing statements shall be deemed to be rendered by Transporter when

Transporter electronically posts the statements to Shipper on Transporter's EBB. If Transporter is unable to

render Billing Statements through Transporter's EBB, the Billing Statements shall be deemed to be rendered

when Transporter deposits the Billing Statements with the U.S. Mail for first-class delivery, as evidenced by

the postmark date, or Transporter deposits the Billing Statements with an overnight courier service for

delivery to Shipper. All Billing Statements shall be based on actuals (if available) or on best available

data. Quantities at points where OBAs exist shall be invoiced on scheduled quantities.

 

(b) When information necessary for billing purposes is in the control of Shipper, Shipper shall

furnish such information to Transporter on or before the fifth day after the final meter reading of each

Billing Month.

 

(c) Both Transporter and Shipper shall have the right to examine, at reasonable times agreed to by

both parties, books, records, and charts of the other to the extent necessary to verify the accuracy of any

statement, charge, or computation made pursuant to any of the provisions of this Section. The examining party

shall have one year after the close of a year in which to make an audit of the other Party's records for such

year.

 

10.2 Payment.

 

(a) Shipper shall pay Transporter by wire or other electronic fund transfer of Federal Funds which

are made immediately available to Transporter at such bank account as Transporter shall designate, on or

before the twentieth day following the date of the final monthly meter readings for the gas delivered during

the preceding Billing Month, except when such twentieth day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday or federal bank

holiday, in which case payment is due on the following business day. All such payments shall be considered to

have been made on the date when Transporter has use of said funds. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Shipper

whose monthly statement total amount due is less than $50,000.00 may elect to make payment by check which

shall be sent by U.S. Mail, First Class delivery and postmarked on or before the twentieth day of the month.

Shipper should identify invoice number(s) on all payments. Shipper should provide supporting documentation.

Transporter should apply payment per supporting documentation provided by Shipper. If payment differs from

the invoiced amount, remittance detail should be provided by the Shipper with the payment except when payment

is made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in which case, the remittance detail is due within two Business

Days of the payment due date. Payment will be applied in accordance with the remittance detail.

 

(b) If rendering of a bill by Transporter is delayed after the tenth day following the date of the

final monthly meter reading, then the time of payment shall be extended by the same number of days unless

Shipper is responsible for such delay.

 

(c) Should Shipper fail to pay all of the amount of any bill as herein provided, interest on the

unpaid portion of such bill shall be computed at the rate set forth in Section 154.501 of the Commission's

Regulations, prorated for the number of days from the due date of payment until the actual date of payment.