Portland Natural Gas Transmission System

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/01/2009, Docket: RP09-338-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 522 First Revised Sheet No. 522

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 522

 

MASTER CAPACITY RELEASE AGREEMENT

 

This Master Capacity Release Agreement ("Agreement") is made as of the

[date] Day of [Month], [Year], by and between Portland Natural Gas

Transmission System, a Maine general partnership, herein called "Transporter,"

and [name of Releasing Shipper], a [state] [entity], herein called "Releasing

Shipper," pursuant to the following recitals and representations:

 

WHEREAS Transporter and Releasing Shipper have executed a Gas

Transportation Contract for firm service dated [date], identified as Contract

No. [#];

 

WHEREAS Releasing Shipper desires, from time to time, to release all or

a portion of the capacity reserved by it under such Gas Transportation

Contract for use by a Replacement Shipper pursuant to the capacity release

provisions set forth in Section 11 of the General Terms and Conditions;

 

WHEREAS Transporter and Releasing Shipper now desire to establish the

terms and conditions of a Master Capacity Release Agreement under which

Releasing Shipper will, from time to time, release all or a portion of its

firm capacity on a temporary or permanent basis;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements

herein assumed, Transporter and Releasing Shipper agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I - SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THIS AGREEMENT

 

1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and of

Transporter's Tariff, Releasing Shipper may from time to time release all or

part of its firm capacity to Transporter. Releasing Shipper agrees that

subject to any recall rights stated in the Gas Transportation Contract between

Transporter and Replacement Shipper, it will not request or be entitled to

receive service under its Gas Transportation Contract to the extent and during

the period that such service has been released hereunder and that Releasing

Shipper's Gas Transportation Contract for firm service will effectively be

amended to such extent.

 

The terms of a specific capacity release, including its quantity and

duration, and the specific receipt and delivery points shall be set forth in

the Addendum(s) to this Master Capacity Release Agreement, in the form

attached hereto, executed by Releasing Shipper. The Addendum(s) shall be

deemed to be an executed Capacity Release Agreement, under this Master

Capacity Release Agreement, and shall be subject to the terms and conditions

hereof and of Transporter's Tariff, including the provisions of Section 11 of

the General Terms and Conditions. An officer of Shipper shall notify

Transporter in writing of the person(s) authorized on behalf of Shipper to

submit to Transporter specific capacity release transactions in the form of

the Addendum attached hereto.