Northern Natural Gas Company
Fifth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 05/24/2008, Docket: RP08-321-000, Status: Effective
Ninth Revised Sheet No. 136 Ninth Revised Sheet No. 136 : Pending
Superseding: Eighth Revised Sheet No. 136
RATE SCHEDULE FDD
Firm Deferred Delivery Service
E. Withdrawal Period
Shipper shall be entitled to nominate a quantity of natural gas for withdrawal up to
its FDQ at an available designated storage point during the Withdrawal Period as
specified in Shipper's FDD Service Agreement. Upon acceptance of such nomination
by Northern, Northern shall make available at the storage point the quantity of
natural gas scheduled for FDD service. Shipper's total withdrawals at any storage
point may not exceed its total injections at such storage point. Shipper shall
specify in its nomination under a Firm or Interruptible Throughput Service Agreement
the storage point as the receipt point for such delivery. Deliveries to and receipts
from Shipper's account under this Rate Schedule shall not be subject to interruption
except as provided herein.
F. Account Balance Transfer
To the extent allowed by the parameters of Shipper's FDD account(s), Shipper may, upon
advising Northern, transfer its Account Balances (1) among different Shippers' FDD
accounts, and/or, (2) between its own FDD accounts with no additional injection or
withdrawal fees, and no transportation fees provided that the Shipper's accounts are
held at the same storage point. Transfer of Account Balances between storage points,
either on one account or among multiple accounts, shall not be charged injection or
withdrawal fees but will be charged the applicable transportation fees. However,
account balance transfers between accounts are limited to account balances where the
Shippers have selected the same service type as provided in Paragraph 2.B. of this
Rate Schedule, i.e., Gas-in-Place, 4-Step or 3-Step. Further, the account balance
transfer shall not be allowed to create a negative account balance for any party
involved in the transaction.
G. FDD Consolidation Agreement
One or more Shippers may consolidate FDD Service Agreements into a single consolidated
FDD Service Agreement administered by an agent/operator for purposes of nomination,
scheduling, balancing and invoicing. For purposes of this section, an agent/operator
could be a consolidating Shipper. The rights and obligations under the consolidated
FDD Service Agreement will be the same as the collective rights of the individual FDD
Service Agreements. FDD consolidation will not affect Northern's ability to provide
firm service to the consolidating Shippers or other firm Shippers.
Each consolidated FDD Service Agreement must have the same options pursuant to Section 2.B.
of this Rate Schedule.
Market-based-rate FDD Service Agreements may be consolidated with non-market-based rate FDD
Service Agreements, provided all of the underlying FDD Service Agreements and the
consolidated FDD Service Agreement have the same options pursuant to Section 2.B of this
Rate Schedule, as well as equivalent commodity rate components. In order to separately
account for all revenues associated with facilities used to provide market-based storage
services, reservation charge revenues under the consolidated FDD Service Agreement will be
accounted for based on each shipper's respective tariff and market-based reservation
charges, and capacity charge revenues under the consolidated FDD Service Agreement will be
accounted for based on each Shipper's respective tariff and market-based capacity charges.
Further, Northern will pro-rate commodity revenues based on each Shipper's respective
tariff and market-based FSQs.
Shipper and Shipper's agent/operator shall have executed an FDD Consolidation
Agreement with Northern in the form contained in this Tariff. The form of service
agreement used to facilitate the FDD Consolidation Agreement will be the Firm Deferred
Delivery Service Agreement under Sheet Nos. 441 and 441A. The rates and terms and
conditions of service shall be set forth in an Amendment.
Shipper agrees that the agent/operator will nominate under the consolidated FDD
Agreement, and neither Shipper nor agent will nominate under Shipper's individual FDD