Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc.

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/01/2010, Docket: RP10-322-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 131 Original Sheet No. 131

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

27. PREGRANTED ABANDONMENT

 

27.1 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.

 

27.2 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 27 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