El Paso Natural Gas Company

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 04/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 60-013, Status: Effective

Substitute Original Sheet No. 299 Substitute Original Sheet No. 299 : Superseded

 

TRANSPORTATION GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

30. ASSIGNMENT OF FIRM CAPACITY ON UPSTREAM PIPELINES

 

30.1 Purpose - This Section 30 sets forth the terms and conditions

under which El Paso shall assign, in whole or in part, the

rights and obligations under contracts held by El Paso for

firm capacity on upstream jurisdictional pipelines.

 

30.2 Applicability - This Section 30 shall apply to any firm

Shipper who accepts assignment of any or all of El Paso's

firm transportation capacity rights described in Section 30.1

above.

 

30.3 Availability of Capacity - El Paso's firm upstream capacity

shall be made available on a nondiscriminatory basis and

shall be assigned on the basis of an open season in

accordance with the procedures described in Section 30.6

below.

 

30.4 Permanent Assignment - All assignments pursuant to this

Section 30 shall be for the entire remaining term of

El Paso's contract with such upstream pipeline.

 

30.5 Rate - The rate for such assigned capacity shall be as

established by the tariff of such upstream pipeline or as

otherwise negotiated between the Shipper and upstream

pipeline. El Paso shall not charge any fee in connection

with the assignment of its capacity on the upstream pipeline.

 

30.6 Open Season - Upon the effectiveness of this Section 30,

El Paso shall conduct an open season for a period of fifteen

(15) days by posting a notice of such availability on its

electronic bulletin board. In order for a Shipper to

participate in this open season, Shipper shall submit to

El Paso a completed bid in the form set forth in Section 30.9

below.

 

If Shippers' requests for capacity exceed the available firm

capacity during the open season, such capacity shall be

allocated among the requesting Shippers based on a lottery.

After the open season, El Paso will allocate all requests for

available capacity on a first-come/first-served basis.

 

30.7 Qualifications for Assignment - Shipper must satisfy any

applicable requirements of the upstream pipeline's tariff,

including creditworthiness.