Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc.

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/04/2020, Docket: RP00-390-004, Status: Accepted

First Revised Sheet No. 321 First Revised Sheet No. 321 : Superseded

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 321

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

30. PREGRANTED ABANDONMENT

 

30.1 Short Term, discounted and Interruptible Contracts: A Shipper receiving service under a firm

transportation contract having a primary term of less than 12 consecutive months ("short term firm

transportation contract") or a primary term of more than 12 consecutive months at less than the maximum rate,

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 transportation 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: Transportation contacts which have a primary term of 12

consecutive months or more at the maximum rate and which contain rollover or evergreen provisions are not

subject to pre-granted abandonment under this Article 30. A Shipper receiving service under a transportation

contract having a primary term of 12 consecutive months or more at the maximum rate ("long term transportation

contract") which does not contain a rollover provisions may avoid pregranted abandonment of service in

connection with the termination 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 procedures 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 termination. 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 continuation of service, then Shipper shall no longer have a