Equitrans, L. P.

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/16/2010, Docket: RP10-616-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 213 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 213

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 213

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

 

4. QUALITY

 

4.1 Except as otherwise provided below, all natural gas delivered to Equitrans at Receipt

Point(s) and all natural gas delivered by Equitrans at the Delivery Point(s) shall

conform to the following specifications:

 

(i) Liquids - The gas shall be dehydrated by Seller and free of water and

hydrocarbons in liquid form at the temperature and pressure at which the gas is

delivered. The gas shall in no event contain water vapor in excess of seven (7)

pounds of water per million cubic feet measured at the purchase base of 14.73

psia and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

(ii) Hydrogen Sulfide - The gas shall not contain more than four (4) parts per

million on a volumetric basis, or three-tenths (0.3) of a grain of hydrogen

sulfide per one hundred (100) cubic feet.

 

(iii) Total Sulfur - The gas shall not contain more than 170 parts per million, on a

volumetric basis, or ten (10.0) grains of total sulfur per one hundred (100)

cubic feet.

 

(iv) Carbon Monoxide - The gas shall not contain more than one tenth percent (0.1%)

by volume of carbon monoxide.

 

(v) Carbon Dioxide and Other Inerts - The gas shall not contain more than four

percent (4%) by volume of total combined inerts such as carbon dioxide,

nitrogen, argon, and helium; provided that the total carbon dioxide content

shall not exceed two and one half percent (2.5%) by volume.

 

(vi) Dust, Gums and Solid Matter - The gas shall be commercially free of dust, gums,

gum-forming constituents, or other liquid or solid matter which might become

separated from the gas in the course of transportation through pipelines.

 

(vii) Heating Value - The gas shall contain a heating value of not less than nine

hundred seventy (970) Btus per cubic foot calculated on a dry basis at 14.73

psia and 60 degree Fahrenheit.

 

(viii) Temperature - The gas shall be delivered at temperatures not in excess of one-

hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100º).

 

(ix) Gasoline - The gas shall contain not more than two-tenths (0.2) of a gallon of

natural gasoline per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

(x) Oxygen - The gas shall not contain more than 2,000 parts per million (0.2%) of

oxygen by volume.

 

(xi) Bacteria - The gas, including any associated liquids, shall not contain any

microbiological organism, active bacteria or bacterial agent capable of causing

or contributing to: (i) injury to Company's pipelines, meters, regulators, or

other facilities and appliances through which Customers' gas flows or (ii)

interference with the proper operation of the Company facilities.

Microbiological organisms, including, but not limited to sulfate reducing

bacteria (SRB) and acid producing bacteria (ACB), when considered as a

possibility, shall be tested for their existence utilizing the American Petroleum

Institute test method API-R38 or other acceptable test method as determined by

both parties.