Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc.

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 01/31/2003, Docket: RS93- 1-001, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 321 Original Sheet No. 321 : Superseded

 

 

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

 

30. PREGRANTED ABANDONMENT

 

30.1 Short Term and Interruptible Contracts: A Shipper re-

ceiving service under a firm transportation contract

having a primary term of less than one year ("short term

firm transportation contract") or under an interruptible

transportation contract retains no right to continued

service after the termination of such contract. Upon

termination of a short term or interruptible transporta-

tion contract, Transporter shall have all necessary

abandonment authorization under the Natural Gas Act as

of such termination date, and shall not be required to

seek case-specific authorization prior to abandoning

service.

 

30.2 Long Term Contracts - Right of First Refusal: Transpor-

tation contracts which have a primary term of 1 year or

more and which contain rollover or evergreen provisions

are not subject to pre-granted abandonment under this

Article 30. A Shipper receiving service under a trans-

portation contract having a primary term of one year or

more ("long term transportation contract") which does

not contain a rollover provision may avoid pregranted

abandonment of service in connection with the termina-

tion of its transportation contract and continue to

receive service by matching the rate and contract term

bid by a competing Shipper in accordance with the proce-

dures described below. If the Shipper does not satisfy

the bid matching requirements of this Article, Shipper

shall no longer have a right to continued service as of

the effective date of Transporter's notice of termina-

tion. If no other bids are received and the Shipper

does not agree to pay the maximum rate, and Transporter

and the Shipper do not otherwise agree on the continua-

tion of service, then Shipper shall no longer have a