Northern Natural Gas Company
Fifth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 04/17/2010, Docket: RP10-502-000, Status: Effective
Seventh Revised Sheet No. 119 Seventh Revised Sheet No. 119
Superseding: Sixth Revised Sheet No. 119
RATE SCHEDULE TFX
Firm Throughput Service
3. OFFERING OF TFX SERVICE.
To initiate service under this Rate Schedule TFX, a valid request must be submitted in
accordance with Section 26, "Requests for Service" and Section 27, "Information
Required for a Request for Service," of the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS of this
The minimum level of MDQ applicable to a TFX Agreement under this
Rate Schedule shall be 50 MMBtu per day.
4. TERM OF TFX AGREEMENT.
The TFX Agreement must be executed by Shipper prior to commencement
The term of service shall be negotiated. There shall not be a minimum term. The term
shall be set forth in the TFX Agreement. TFX Agreements entered into pursuant to the
New Service Settlement and prior to implementation of Order No. 636 shall retain any
unilateral rollover rights contained therein.
Northern and Shipper may agree to different termination dates for specified volumes
within the same Service Agreement on a not unduly discriminatory basis.
Northern and Shipper may agree, on a not unduly discriminatory basis, to contract
extensions, including evergreens, rollovers and other extensions.
Northern and Shipper may agree to reduction rights. If Northern and Shipper are
unable to agree, Shipper shall be entitled to the following: In the event a "firm
customer of Shipper" served by use of Shipper's firm throughput entitlement on
Northern arranges either directly or indirectly through an upstream supplier for
incremental firm service with Northern for the remaining term of the Shipper's Service
Agreement in lieu of taking assignment from Shipper for such firm service, Northern
agrees to reduce Shipper's firm entitlement by an amount determined by Shipper that is
no greater than the level of contract demand of incremental firm service arranged for
with Northern by the "firm customer of Shipper" (i.e., Northern is kept revenue
neutral except to the extent Northern discounts to the customer), provided however,
Shipper must first submit an affidavit to Northern verifying that such customer was
being served by use of Shipper's firm throughput entitlement on Northern. Reductions
by Shipper will not be allowed if the "firm customer of Shipper" arranges either
directly or indirectly through an upstream supplier for a non-incremental service
(i.e., capacity release) on Northern or for interruptible service (i.e., TI) on
New TFX Agreements
1) TFX Agreements at maximum rates with a term of twelve (12) or more consecutive
months of service or for a term of more than one (1) year for service not available
for twelve consecutive months and TFX Agreements at discounted rates entered into
prior to March 27, 2000, with a term equal to or greater than one (1) year, shall
have a guaranteed Right of First Refusal as provided in Section 52 of the GENERAL
TERMS AND CONDITIONS of this Tariff. Northern and Shipper may mutually agree
to include ROFR rights in other TFX Agreements on a not unduly discriminatory
2) TFX Agreements with a term up to, but not including, twelve (12) consecutive months
of service or for one (1) year or less, shall not be eligible for the Right of
First Refusal process. The service will be automatically abandoned upon expiration
of the term.