El Paso Natural Gas Company

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 05/01/1990, Docket: GT90- 26-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 205 Original Sheet No. 205 : Superseded

 

TRANSPORTATION GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

3. MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT

 

3.l Installation and Operation of Measuring Facilities - All

measuring facilities shall be installed, if necessary, owned,

maintained and operated, at or near the Receipt Point(s) and

Delivery Point(s), as mutually agreed to by El Paso and

Shipper. The parties agree that new measurement equipment and

techniques which may be developed from time to time, including

electronic flow measurement equipment and techniques, may be

utilized by either party to measure the quantity of gas

delivered to or by El Paso without additional authorization

from the other party provided such new equipment or technique

is recognized as generally acceptable for the intended purpose

by recognized industry authorities, provides audit data

acceptable by El Paso, and is installed and operated in

accordance with generally accepted industry practices. Unless

otherwise agreed to between the parties, orifice meters shall

be utilized and shall employ flange taps and shall be

installed and operated in accordance with the applicable

American Gas Association reports.

 

3.2 Installation and Operation of Check Meters - Either party may

install, maintain and operate at its own expense, at or near

the Receipt Point(s) and the Delivery Point(s), check meters

and other necessary equipment by which the quantity of gas

delivered to or by El Paso may be measured, provided that such

equipment is installed so as not to interfere with the

operation of the primary measuring facilities provided for in

Section 3.1 hereof. Unless otherwise agreed to between the

parties, orifice meters shall be utilized and shall employ

flange taps and shall be installed and operated in accordance

with the applicable American Gas Association reports.

 

3.3 Non-interference - Measuring equipment applying to or

affecting deliveries shall be installed in such manner as to

permit an accurate determination of the quantity of gas

delivered and ready verification of the accuracy of

measurement. The parties shall exercise care in the

installation, maintenance and operation of check measuring or

pressure regulating equipment or gas compressors so as to

prevent any inaccuracy in the determination of the quantity of

gas being measured.