Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc.

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/04/2020, Docket: RP99-509-004, Status: Accepted

Second Revised Sheet No. 321 Second Revised Sheet No. 321 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised 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 or multi-year seasonal service at the maximum rate and which

contain rollover or evergreen provisions are not subject to pre-granted abandonment under this Article 30.

This right of first refusal shall apply only to (1) firm service agreements with a term of 12 or more

consecutive months of service at the applicable Recourse Rate for that service, or (2) firm multi-year

seasonal service agreements at the applicable Recourse Rate for that service. A "firm multi-year seasonal

service agreement" as used in this Section 30 is a firm service agreement that has multi-year term but does

not provide for 12 consecutive months of service. A Shipper receiving service under a transportation contract

having a primary term of 12 consecutive months or more or firm multi-year seasonal service 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