Northern Natural Gas Company

Fifth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 08/16/2010, Docket: RP10-976-000, Status: Effective

Tenth Revised Sheet No. 101 Tenth Revised Sheet No. 101

Superseding: Ninth Revised Sheet No. 101

 

RATE SCHEDULE TF

Firm Throughput Services

 

Point(s) of Receipt to the Point(s) of Delivery. The Market Area "Total Aggregate

MDQ" shall mean the sum of the TF12 Base, TF12 Variable and the TF5 MDQs. The TFF MDQ

is the entitlement the Shipper has from Field Area receipt points to the F/M Demarcation. The

TFF MDQ is not included in the Total Aggregate MDQ. A Shipper is permitted to combine

multiple TF Agreements into a single TF Agreement to the extent that the individual

Agreement's rates, terms and conditions can be distinctly maintained within Northern's

contracting and billing systems.

 

Shipper shall have the option to request firm throughput service (i) solely for the

Market Area, (ii) solely for the Field Area, or (iii) a combined service for both the

Market and the Field Area. The Shipper's ability to utilize primary and alternate flexible

receipt and delivery points is determined by which option is chosen by the Shipper. A Shipper

with a combined Market and Field Area service agreement may not transfer a primary firm

receipt or delivery point from the Field Area to the Market Area for the term of the TF

agreement.

 

Subject to the terms of this paragraph, a Shipper may select the full requirements option.

Under such option, a Shipper will agree to take its full requirements from Northern for the

service territory currently served by the existing entitlement and the growth associated with

such service territory and agree not to physically bypass Northern for such territories for

the term of the agreement. In exchange for such agreement, Shipper and Northern may mutually

agree to increase the Shipper's contract demand at agreed upon intervals, to construct new

facilities if necessary and to exercise commercially reasonable best efforts to secure

approvals for such construction. To the extent new facilities would need to be constructed to

meet Shipper's growth requirements, Northern will hold open seasons for any construction

required and will provide service to any requesting Shipper whose request meets the economic

feasibility requirements for the construction of facilities.

 

Receipt Points

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a) Amount of Receipt Point Capacity

 

Disregarding differences in capacity due to fuel and unaccounted for, each existing

Shipper's contract may reserve receipt point capacity up to one hundred fifteen percent

(115%) of the Total Aggregate MDQ, except as provided herein. The rate for receipt

capacity reserved in excess of delivery capacity is one-half of the TF12 Base monthly

reservation charge per MMBtu set forth on Sheet No. 50. Pooling point(s) as referenced in

Section 28 of the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS of this Tariff and the deferred delivery

point if elected as a primary receipt point, are not eligible for the additional fifteen

percent (15%) of receipt point capacity since the initial entry receipt point into

Northern's system has utilized the additional fifteen percent (15%). However, capacity

reserved at any one receipt point cannot be greater than one hundred percent (100%) of the

MDQ. Regardless of the receipt point capacity reserved above 100% of MDQ, MDQ is the

maximum daily volume of natural gas that Northern is obligated to transport and

deliver to Shipper and Shipper is entitled to receive pursuant to this Rate

Schedule, subject to provisions of Section 29 of the "GENERAL TERMS AND

CONDITIONS" of this Tariff. No new contracts will be allowed receipt point capacity in

excess of delivery point capacity.