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Substitute Original Sheet No. 299 Substitute Original Sheet No. 299 : Superseded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