Northern Natural Gas Company
Fifth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 08/16/2010, Docket: RP10-976-000, Status: Effective
Fourth Revised Sheet No. 125A Fourth Revised Sheet No. 125A
Superseding: 2 Sub Third Revised Sheet No. 125A
RATE SCHEDULE LFT
Limited Firm Throughput Service
This Rate Schedule is available for transportation of natural gas
pursuant to a Limited Firm Throughput Service by Northern Natural Gas
Company ("Northern") under the following terms and conditions:
(a) the limited firm throughput service shall be available year round in the
Field Area and in the Market Area;
(b) Northern determines that sufficient unsubscribed firm capacity exists to
provide the Limited Firm Throughput Service requested by Shipper;
(c) Shipper has executed a Limited Firm Throughput Service Agreement ("LFT
Agreement") of the form contained in Northern's FERC Gas Tariff;
(d) the limited firm throughput service shall be subject to all of the terms
and conditions contained in this Rate Schedule and the "GENERAL TERMS
AND CONDITIONS" of this Tariff; and
(e) the transportation of natural gas within the MDQ under the limited firm
throughput service shall be on a limited firm basis.
(f) Shipper who has a LFT Agreement shall also be eligible to purchase
from Northern no-notice throughput service pursuant to Rate
Schedule SMS-System Management Service.
2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE.
Subject to the provisions of this Rate Schedule LFT and the "GENERAL TERMS
AND CONDITIONS" of this Tariff and subject to Northern's right not to
schedule service in whole or in part on any day (a "Limited Day") for any
reason, but not more than a maximum number of Limited Days (not to exceed
ten (10)) per month agreed upon by Northern and Shipper in the LFT Service
Agreement ("Maximum Number of Limited Days"), service within the MDQ
rendered under a LFT Agreement shall be on a limited firm basis of a
transportation quantity referred to as the Maximum Daily Quantity ("MDQ").
MDQ is the total volume of natural gas specified in the LFT Agreement that
Northern is obligated to transport on a daily basis from the Point(s) of
Receipt to the Point(s) of Delivery.
Shipper shall have the option to request limited 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 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 LFT agreement.
Northern shall schedule each Shipper's nominations in accordance with
Sections 28 and 29 of the "GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS" of this Tariff.
Unless otherwise mutually agreed, Northern will notify each Shipper(s)
twenty-six (26) hours prior to a Limited Day by e-mail if Shipper's Gas Day
will be a Limited Day under this Rate Schedule. The order for determining a
Limited Day among similarly situated LFT Shippers shall be based on:
1) lowest price will be limited first; 2) the LFT Shipper(s) with the
greater number of remaining Limited Days second; 3) and then pro rata. In
the event of a Limited Day, Northern will post 1) the LFT Shippers on its
website who were similarly situated, 2) among those similarly situated, the
LFT Shippers who were affected, and 3) the reasons for the limitation.