Northern Natural Gas Company
Fifth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/31/9999, Docket: RP00-404-007, Status: Accepted
Original Sheet No. 305A Original Sheet No. 305A : Pending
B. FIELD AREA -
A Shipper utilizing firm transportation service under TF and TFX Rate Schedules
included in Northern's F.E.R.C. Gas Tariff may request, subject to the
limitations set forth below, to segment its Field Area contractual firm
entitlement, excluding receipt and delivery points located in the Bushton
Universe. For this Section 56, the Bushton Universe is defined as all receipts
of gas that can physically flow through the Bushton Plant and all delivery
points located on the pipeline that are physically upstream of the Bushton
Plant. Such gas is subject to processing either pursuant to individual
processing agreements or Northern's Strangers' Gas Processing Agreement as
provided in Section 44 of the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Segmentation
requests must be made no less than 20 days prior to the day on which Shipper
desires the segmentation to be effective. Provided, however, Northern shall use
reasonable efforts to accommodate Shipper if a request for segmentation is made
less than 20 days before the desired effective date.
1. Northern shall grant Field Area segmentation requests if the criteria listed
below are met. If the Field Area segmentation request involves the release
of capacity, the requirements of Section 47 of the GENERAL TERMS AND
CONDITIONS of this Tariff must be satisfied.
2. General Criteria for Segmentation in Northern's Field Area. To maintain the
integrity and reliability of Northern's operationally complex Field Area
transmission system, the following criteria for segmentation have been
established to ensure that segmentation is provided to the greatest extent
possible without detriment to, or degradation of, any Shipper's service.
a. At a minimum, the point of receipt or the point of delivery
on each segmented contract must be the same as Shipper's primary
receipt or primary delivery point on its currently effective service
b. Field Area segmentation capacity shall be limited to the available MDQ
in the Shipper's service agreement.
c. Segmented points must be physical points on Northern's system
(i.e., pooling points cannot be segmented).
d. Segmentation is permitted in any direction of flow; however,
segmentation requests for flow that is opposite to the primary
receipt-to-delivery contract path must first request to realign the
existing primary receipt and delivery point to provide for the change
in direction of flow.
e. Segmentation is subject to the availability of capacity and existing
contractual obligations, including those relying on displacement of
capacity, at and between the new points of receipt and/or delivery
established as a result of segmentation.
f. The thermal content of Field Area segmented points must be no less than
the thermal content of gas received at the primary points(s) of receipt
under the Shipper's Throughput Service Agreement for segments
downstream of the Bushton Plant.