El Paso Natural Gas Company
Second Revised Volume No. 1A
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Effective Date: 04/01/2010, Docket: RP10-454-001, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 286A.02 Second Revised Sheet No. 286A.02
Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 286A.02
TRANSPORTATION GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
10. IMBALANCE MANAGEMENT
For purposes of this section, an imbalance is the difference between the
scheduled quantity and the quantity measured at the Receipt and/or
10.1 Imbalance Administration
(a) Transporter shall, to the extent practicable, deliver
quantities for Shipper's account concurrently with the receipt
of receipt quantities.
(b) It shall be Shipper's responsibility, whether or not delegated
to another party, to cause gas to be delivered to Transporter
as scheduled at the Receipt Point(s) and cause gas to be taken
from Transporter at the Delivery Point(s) in accordance with
the applicable scheduled nominations. Recognizing reasonable
operational variations, Shipper shall attempt to conform
quantities to be received and delivered with those scheduled
and confirmed for each nomination cycle.
(c) Third Party Imbalance Management Services - Transporter shall
accommodate third-party imbalance management services on a
non-discriminatory basis as long as those services comply with
applicable NAESB WGQ Standards and do not adversely impact
system operations. Criteria for third-party services will
include compliance with NAESB WGQ nomination and confirmation
time lines, and meeting Transporter's credit requirements
appropriate for the quantity of Shipper imbalance gas for
which such third party may be responsible.
(d) Imbalances with Other Parties - Transporter shall not be
responsible for eliminating any imbalances between Shipper and
any third party, including imbalances between local
distribution companies and/or specific end users.
Furthermore, Transporter shall not be obligated to deviate
from its standard operating and accounting procedures in order
to reduce or eliminate any such imbalances.
(e) Persistent system constraints as referred to in this
Section 10 will be identified by posting on Transporter's