Columbia Gas Transmission LLC

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 02/08/2010, Docket: RP10-298-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 560 First Revised Sheet No. 560

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 560

 

FORM OF ELECTRONIC CONTRACTING AGREEMENT

 

 

THIS ELECTRONIC CONTRACTING AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is made as of ______________, 20___, by and among

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Columbia Gas), and COLUMBIA GULF

TRANSMISSION COMPANY, a Delaware corporation (Columbia Gulf), both with offices at 5151 San Felipe, Suite 2500,

Houston, Texas 77056 (collectively "Pipeline") and ___________________ ("Subscriber"), a ________________

corporation, with offices at _____________________.

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, Pipeline and Subscriber have entered into or may in the future enter into one or more new or amended

Service Agreements or Assignment Agreements pursuant to the provisions of Pipeline's effective FERC Gas Tariff,

Third Revised Vol. No. 1 (Tariff), on file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or nonjurisdictional

agreements or contracts (collectively "Contracts"); and

 

WHEREAS, Pipeline provides an Electronic Bulletin Board service through Navigates, which includes an electronic

data interchange component, pursuant to Section 2 of the General Terms and Conditions (GTC) of the Tariff; and

 

WHEREAS, Pipeline and Subscriber desire to facilitate the provision and receipt of service for their mutual

benefit by entering into Contracts and transacting business under such Contracts by electronically transmitting

and receiving data through Navigates in agreed formats ("Transactions") in substitution for conventional paper-

based documents, and further desire to assure that such Transactions and Contracts are not legally invalid or

unenforceable as a result of the use of available electronic technologies; and

 

WHEREAS, the terms and conditions governing electronic contracting are contained in GTC Section 5.7;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained and the benefits to be

derived, the parties, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:

 

1. Any Contract entered into electronically between the parties shall be governed by the provisions of

said GTC Section 5.7, as it may be amended or modified from time to time, which is incorporated herein by

reference.

 

2. The provisions of GTC Sections 2 (Electronic Bulletin Board), 5 (Service Agreement), 15 (Force

Majeure), 27 or 28 (Columbia Gulf and Columbia Gas, respectively) (Schedules and Contracts Subject to Regulation

and Revision) and 28 or 29 (Columbia Gulf and Columbia Gas, respectively) (Notices) of the Tariff are

incorporated herein by reference and shall bind the parties with respect to this Agreement.