Sabine Pipe Line Company LLC

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Effective Date: 07/01/2008, Docket: RP08-391-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 231 First Revised Sheet No. 231

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 231

 

FT-1 RATE SCHEDULE

FIRM TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

 

 

1. AVAILABILITY

 

This Rate Schedule is available to any Shipper for firm transportation

of gas by Sabine Pipe Line LLC (Sabine) under the authority and

provisions of Part 284 of the FERC's Regulations, provided that:

 

a) Sabine determines that it has sufficient capacity to render the

firm transportation service and is able to provide said

transportation;

 

b) Any construction, acquisition, or expansion of facilities

necessary to commence and provide the firm transportation service

has been completed;

 

c) Any Shipper requesting firm transportation service under Section

311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA) has provided written

certification including sufficient information to verify that the

requested service qualifies under Section 311 of the NGPA, and

certifications have been received from the qualifying local

distribution companies or intrastate pipelines in accordance with

Section 4 of the General Terms and Conditions;

 

d) Shipper satisfies the credit worthiness criteria in accordance

with Section 24 of the General Terms and Conditions; and

 

e) Shipper executes a Firm Service Agreement in the form contained in

this FERC Gas Tariff for service under this Rate Schedule.

 

 

2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE

 

a) Transportation service hereunder, through all or any portion of

Sabine's System, shall be firm and shall be allocated and

scheduled pursuant to Section 6 of the General Terms and

Conditions.

Transportation service shall be subject to the provisions of an

executed Firm Service Agreement or Service Agreement Applicable to

Temporary Firm Transportation Service Pursuant to Award of

Released Capacity, and to the General Terms and Conditions

incorporated herein by reference.

 

b) Transportation capacity reserved under this rate schedule may be

segmented to the extent that the capacity included within a

mainline segment does not exceed the Daily Maximum Reservation

Quantity specified in an executed Firm Service Agreement or a

Confirmation Letter issued to a Replacement Shipper, and capacity

is available at the Receipt Point(s) and Delivery Point(s)

designated for a segment.

 

A Shipper, or a releasing Shipper and a replacement Shipper, may

make segmented transactions consisting of a forwardhaul up to its

Daily Maximum Reservation Quantity and a backhaul up to its

Maximum Daily Reservation Quantity to the same Delivery Point at

the same time, provided that sufficient capacity is available at

the Delivery Point.

 

For purposes of segmentation, all Receipt and Delivery Points

within Sabine's Henry Hub Complex will be considered one point.

For purposes of this Section, Sabine's Henry Hub Complex consists

of those facilities located at the eastern terminus of Sabine's

mainline in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, commonly referred to as

the Henry Hub.

 

c) Transportation service hereunder shall consist of the acceptance

by Sabine of gas tendered for the account of Shipper for

transportation from the Primary Receipt Point(s) specified in an

executed Firm Service Agreement or a Confirmation Letter issued to

a Replacement Shipper, or Alternate

IT-1 RATE SCHEDULE

INTERRUPTIBLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

 

 

1. AVAILABILITY

 

This Rate Schedule is available to any Shipper for interruptible

transportation of gas by Sabine Pipe Line LLC (Sabine) under the

authority and provisions of Part 284 of the FERC's Regulations, provided

that:

 

a) Sabine determines that it has available capacity to render the

interruptible transportation service and is able to provide said

transportation;

 

b) Any construction, acquisition, or expansion of facilities

necessary to commence and provide the interruptible transportation

service has been completed;

 

c) Any Shipper requesting interruptible transportation service under

Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA) has provided

written certification including sufficient information to verify

that requested service qualifies under Section 311 of the NGPA,

and certifications have been received from the qualifying local

distribution companies or intrastate pipelines in accordance with

Section 4 of the General Terms and Conditions;

 

d) Shipper satisfies the credit worthiness criteria in accordance

with Section 24 of the General Terms and Conditions; and

 

e) Shipper executes an Interruptible Service Agreement in the form

contained in this FERC Gas Tariff for service under this Rate

Schedule.

 

 

2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE

 

a) Transportation service hereunder, through all or any portion of

Sabine's System, shall be interruptible, subject to the

availability of capacity sufficient to provide the service without

detriment or disadvantage to Sabine's firm Shippers.

Interruption of service and allocation and scheduling of available

interruptible capacity shall be in accordance with Section 6 of

the General Terms and Conditions.

 

Transportation service shall be subject to the provisions of an

executed Interruptible Service Agreement.

 

b) Transportation service hereunder shall consist of the acceptance

by Sabine of gas tendered for the account of Shipper for

transportation from any Receipt Point(s), the transportation of

that gas through Sabine's System, and the delivery of that gas,

after making adjustments for the applicable Fuel Gas and

Unaccounted For Gas reimbursement and other appropriate

reductions, for the account of Shipper at any Delivery Point(s).

 

c) Transportation service provided under this Rate Schedule shall be

limited to Shipper's Maximum Daily Transportation Quantity, plus

the applicable Fuel Gas and Unaccounted For Gas reimbursement,

specified in an executed Interruptible Service Agreement and

Sabine shall not be obligated to provide transportation service

hereunder in excess of the Maximum Daily Transportation Quantity,

plus the applicable Fuel Gas and Unaccounted For Gas

reimbursement, so specified.

 

 

3. RATES AND CHARGES

 

The applicable charges for transportation services provided under this

Rate Schedule are set forth in the currently effective Sheet No. 20 of

this FERC Gas Tariff except when Negotiated Rates are agreed upon

pursuant to Section 26 of the General Terms and Conditions of this FERC

Gas Tariff. For all transportation service rendered under this Rate

Schedule, Shipper shall pay Sabine each month the sum of the Usage

Charge, ACA Charge, Fuel Gas and Unaccounted For Gas reimbursement, and

any other charges, as authorized under the provisions of this FERC Gas

Tariff, as follows:

 

a) Usage Charge - An amount determined as the product of:

 

i) The total quantity of gas in Dts delivered by Sabine for the

account of Shipper during the previous month; and

1.155 Heating Value

The number of British thermal units produced by complete combustion

at constant pressure of the amount of gas which would occupy a volume

of one (1) cubic foot at a temperature of sixty degrees Fahrenheit

(60(F), and under a pressure equivalent to that of thirty inches of

mercury (30" Hg) at thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit (32(F), and under

gravitational force acceleration (980.665 cm. per sec. per sec.),

with air of the same temperature and pressure as the gas, when the

products of combustion are cooled to the initial temperature of the

gas and air, when the water formed by combustion is condensed to the

liquid state, and corrected for any water vapor in excess of seven

pounds per million cubic feet of gas (7 lbs/MMcf). Heating value

determined by calculation from composition analysis according to GPA

Publication 2172-84, as amended or revised, shall be converted to

figures that reflect the actual condition of the gas on receipt or

delivery and adjusted for temperature, pressure, water content or

compressibility.

 

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1.157 In-Direction

Refers to a nomination line item for transportation service under a

Firm Service Agreement that has a nominated flow direction in the

same direction as the nominating party's current Transportation Path.

 

1.158 In-Path

Refers to a nomination line item for transportation service under a

Firm Service Agreement that has both a receipt point and a delivery

point within the nominating party's current Transportation Path.

 

1.160 Informational Postings (NAESB WGQ 4.2.1)

The term that identifies common information, as specified in WGQ

Standard 4.3.23.

 

1.165 Interactive Flat File (NAESB WGQ 4.2.19)

The term used within NAESB WGQ FF/EDM to describe the transfer of

flat files using an interactive browser.

 

1.170 Intra-day Nomination (NAESB WGQ 1.2.4)

A nomination submitted after the nomination deadline whose effective

time is no earlier than the beginning of the gas Day and runs through

the end of that gas Day. An Intraday Nomination will span one Day

only.

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1.175 Matrix (NAESB WGQ 4.2.17)

The term used to describe the portion of the Content Area of the

browser display on the Customer Activities Web sites used to display

selected data entered on the Form and, when appropriate, for data

entry. The Matrix should be either the lower portion of the Content

Area (that area below the Form) or, alternatively, a single page

linked to the Form.

 

1.180 Maximum Daily Reservation Quantity

The maximum quantity of gas which Sabine is obligated to receive and

deliver for the account of Shipper as specified in Exhibit B of an

executed Firm Service Agreement between Shipper and Sabine, exclusive

of the applicable Fuel Gas and Unaccounted For Gas reimbursement

quantities.

 

1.185 Maximum Daily Transportation Quantity

The maximum quantity of gas which Sabine is obligated to receive and

deliver for the account of Shipper as specified in Article II of an

executed Interruptible Service Agreement between Shipper and Sabine,

exclusive of the Fuel Gas and Unaccounted For Gas reimbursement

quantities.

 

1.190 Month

The period beginning on the first Day of a calendar month and ending

on the first Day of the succeeding calendar month.

 

1.192 Monthly Allocation (NAESB WGQ 2.2.4)

The term used to describe the process where the Allocating Party

performs the allocation process at the end of the monthly flow

period.

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1.230 Operational Balancing Agreement (OBA) (NAESB WGQ 2.2.1)

A contract between two parties which specifies the procedures to

manage operating variances at an interconnect.

 

1.235 Operational Flow Order (NAESB WGQ 1.2.6)

An order issued to alleviate conditions, inter alia, which threaten

or could threaten the safe operations or system integrity, of

Sabine's system or to maintain operations required to provide

efficient and reliable firm service. Whenever Sabine experiences

these conditions, any pertinent order should be referred to as an

Operational Flow Order.

 

1.240 Operational Impact Area (NAESB WGQ 2.2.2)

The term used to describe a Transportation Service Provider's

designation of the largest possible area(s) on its system in which

imbalances have a similar operational effect.

 

1.245 Operator

Any individual, firm, or corporation, or its agent, assignee, or

legal representative, that owns natural gas production, or owns

and/or operates gas production, processing or upstream or downstream

pipeline facilities, which are directly connected to Sabine's System,

and who is responsible for the confirmation, scheduling, receipt or

delivery, and the allocation of gas through such interconnecting

facility.

 

1.247 Out-of-Direction

Refers to a nomination line item for transportation service under a

Firm Service Agreement that has a nominated flow direction opposite

of the nominating party's current Transportation Path direction.

 

1.248 Out-of-Path

Refers to a nomination line item for transportation service under a

Firm Service Agreement that has either a Receipt Point or a Delivery

Point, or both, outside the nominating party's current Transportation

Path.

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1.320 Third Party Account Administrator (NAESB WGQ 1.2.17)

A Title Transfer Tracking Service Provider other than Sabine.

 

1.325 Title (NAESB WGQ 1.2.13)

The term used to identify the ownership of gas.

 

1.330 Title Transfer (NAESB WGQ 1.2.14)

The change of title to gas between parties at a location.

 

1.335 Title Transfer Nomination (NAESB WGQ 1.2.19)

A nomination line item requesting the service of Title Transfer

Tracking and is sent by an Account Holder to a Title Transfer

Tracking Service Provider.

 

1.340 Title Transfer Tracking (NAESB WGQ 1.2.15)

The process of accounting for the progression of title changes from

party to party that does not effect a physical transfer of the gas.

 

1.345 Title Transfer Tracking Service Provider (NAESB WGQ 1.2.16)

A party conducting the title transfer tracking activity.

 

1.350 Transportation

Storage, exchange, backhaul, displacement or other methods of

transportation.

 

1.351 Transportation Path

The pipeline path and flow direction from and including the farthest

Receipt Point to and including the farthest Delivery Point as stated

in the Exhibits A and B, respectively, for each executed Firm Service

Agreement contracted on Sabine's system.

 

1.352 Transportation Service

The receipt of Shipper's gas by Sabine at Receipt Point(s) and the

delivery of thermally equivalent quantities by Sabine to Shipper or

for Shipper's account, less the applicable Fuel Gas and Unaccounted

For Gas reimbursement quantities, at Delivery Point(s).

 

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1.355 Unaccounted For Gas

The difference, other than Fuel Gas, between the sum of all receipts

of gas into Sabine's System and the sum of all deliveries of gas out

of Sabine's System including gas for company use, leakage or other

actual losses, discrepancies due to meter inaccuracies, variations of

temperature, pressure and composition, and other variants.

2. OPERATING PROVISIONS FOR FIRM SERVICE

 

2.1 Availability of Firm Service

 

Firm service under this FERC Gas Tariff shall be provided when, and to

the extent that, Sabine determines that capacity is available in

Sabine's existing System, which capacity is not subject to a superior

claim by another Shipper. Existing uncommitted firm capacity will be

posted on Sabine's Internet web site (web site) and will be made

available in accordance with the provisions of Subsection 2.3 of the

General Terms and Conditions. In the event new capacity becomes

available due to the construction or acquisition of facilities or the

expansion of existing facilities, pursuant to authorization under

Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and FERC regulations, Sabine shall post

such capacity on its web site and shall provide an open season, with a

minimum duration of ten (10) days, during which potential Shippers may

submit initial requests for firm service in accordance with the

provisions of Subsection 2.3 of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

2.2 Priority of Service

 

Priority of service for a specific nomination line item shall be

determined in accordance with Sections 5, 6 and 19 of the General Terms

and Conditions. In general, Receipt Point and Delivery Point priority

for firm service is as follows:

 

a) Receipt Point Priority

 

The receipt of gas for firm transportation services shall be:

 

i) on a firm basis from the Primary Receipt Point(s) specified

in an executed Firm Service Agreement;

ii) on a firm basis from the In-Path Alternate Receipt Point(s)

nominated by Shipper, subject to the availability of

capacity in Sabine's System, and shall have a priority

subordinate to the receipt of gas from Primary Receipt

Points for all firm transportation services and a priority

superior to the receipt of gas from Out-of-Path Alternate

Receipt Point(s) and interruptible transportation services;

and

 

iii) on a firm basis from the Out-of-Path Alternate Receipt

Point(s) nominated by Shipper, subject to the availability

of capacity in Sabine's System, and shall have a priority

subordinate to the

receipt of gas from Primary Receipt Points and In-Path

Alternate Receipt Points for firm transportation services

and a priority superior to the receipt of gas for

interruptible transportation services.

 

b) Delivery Point Priority

 

The delivery of gas for firm transportation services shall be:

 

i) on a firm basis to the Primary Delivery Point(s) specified

in an executed Firm Service Agreement;

 

ii) on a firm basis to the In-Path Alternate Delivery Point(s)

as nominated by Shipper, subject to the availability of

capacity in Sabine's System, and shall have a priority

subordinate to the delivery of gas to Primary Delivery

Points for all firm transportation services and a priority

superior to the delivery of gas to Out-of-Path Alternate

Delivery Point(s) and interruptible transportation services;

and

 

iii) on a firm basis to the Out-of-Path Alternate Delivery

Point(s) nominated by Shipper, subject to the availability

of capacity in Sabine's System, and shall have a priority

subordinate to the delivery of gas to Primary Delivery

Points and In-Path Alternate Delivery Points for firm

transportation services and a priority superior to the

delivery of gas for interruptible transportation services.

Alternate Receipt or Delivery Points which a firm Shipper may request to

utilize, as long as the sum of Shipper's primary and temporarily reserved

Alternate Receipt or Delivery Points does not exceed Shipper's Maximum

Daily Reservation Quantity. Any discounted Reservation Rate for firm

transportation service between Primary Receipt and Delivery Points will

not automatically transfer to service using Alternate Receipt or Delivery

Points, unless Sabine directs Shipper to use an alternate point for

operational reasons pursuant to Section 6.7 of the General Terms and

Conditions. Sabine's Discount Retention Policy is defined in Section 9.8

of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

2.6 Request Invalidation

 

Requests for firm service under this FERC Gas Tariff will be invalid and

will not be considered if service is requested to commence later than

three (3) months after the information specified in Section 4 of the

General Terms and Conditions is provided to Sabine, unless additional

facilities are required to provide the firm service. Sabine will accept

requests for firm service if service is requested to commence within one

(1) month of the completion of construction, modification, expansion or

acquisition of facilities necessary to provide the requested service.

Requests for firm service which cannot be accepted due to insufficient

capacity shall not be of a continuing nature and shall be deemed a

nullity for all present and future purposes.

 

2.7 Requests For Operating Data

 

Upon request by Sabine, Shipper shall submit estimates of daily, monthly

and annual quantities of gas to be transported, including peak day

requirements, together with the estimated amounts thereof applicable to

each Primary Receipt Point and Primary Delivery Point. Sabine shall use

such information and operating data to determine its System's available

capacity, to evaluate potential System capacity needs, to plan its

maintenance and repair operations, and to assure adequate service to its

Shippers.

3. OPERATING PROVISIONS FOR INTERRUPTIBLE SERVICE

 

3.1 Availability of Interruptible Service

 

Interruptible service under this FERC Gas Tariff shall be provided when,

and to the extent that, Sabine determines that capacity is available in

Sabine's existing System, which capacity is not subject to a prior claim

by another Shipper or another class of service under a pre-existing

agreement or certificate.

 

3.2 Priority of Service

 

Priority of service for a specific nomination line item shall be

determined in accordance with Sections 5, 6 and 19 of the General Terms

of Conditions. In general, interruptible transportation services shall

be subject to and subordinate to firm transportation services provided

by Sabine.

3.3 Shipper Requests for Interruptible Service

 

Requests for interruptible service hereunder shall be made by providing

the specific information in, and in the form prescribed by, Section 4 of

the General Terms and Conditions. Request for Service forms shall be

submitted to Sabine, Attention: Contract Administration. Request for

Service forms will be supplied to any potential Shipper upon request,

and are available at Sabine's corporate office during normal business

hours or are available electronically by following the procedures in

Section 15 of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

3.4 Request Invalidation

 

Requests for interruptible service under this FERC Gas Tariff will be

invalid and will not be considered if service is requested to commence

later than six (6) months after the information specified in Section 4

of the General Terms and Conditions is provided to Sabine.

 

3.5 Requests For Operating Data

 

Upon request of Sabine, Shipper shall submit estimates of daily, monthly

and annual quantities of gas to be transported, including peak day

requirements, together with the estimated amounts thereof applicable to

each Receipt Point and Delivery Point. Sabine shall use such

information and operating data to determine its System's available

capacity, to evaluate potential System capacity needs, to plan its

maintenance and repair operations, and to assure adequate service to its

Shippers.

3.6 Receipt and Delivery Points

 

Each Receipt Point and each Delivery Point on Sabine's System is

available for interruptible transportation service subject to the

allocation of capacity at such points first to firm transportation

service and second to interruptible transportation service with a higher

priority in accordance with Section 6 of the General Terms and

Conditions. Subject to the availability of capacity, a Shipper may

utilize, on an interruptible basis, any Receipt or Delivery Point up to

the lesser of the daily transportation quantities at each Receipt or

Delivery Point or the Maximum Daily Transportation Quantity set forth in

its Interruptible Service Agreement with Sabine.

 

3.7 Interruption of Service

 

Sabine retains all rights at any and all times during the term of an

executed Interruptible Service Agreement to decrease or temporarily

suspend receipt and/or delivery of gas if such capacity is required to

render service of a higher priority. If Sabine exercises such rights,

Shipper shall hold Sabine harmless from any loss, claim, damage or

expense that such Shipper or other party may incur by reason of such

decrease or suspension.

RECEIPT/DELIVERY POINTS (Firm Transportation Service only)

 

Maximum Daily Quantity

12. Receipt Point(s): Dt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Daily Quantity

13. Delivery Point(s): Dt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"ON BEHALF OF" ENTITY INFORMATION

 

14. Service pursuant to Section 311(a) of the NGPA will be "On Behalf Of"

 

(Legal name) , which is an:

 

LDC Intrastate

 

15. The named "On Behalf Of" entity will:

 

______ have physical custody of and transport the gas

 

______ hold title to the gas

 

Sabine must receive a written acknowledgment from each "on behalf of"

entity confirming that it is a local distribution company or an

intrastate pipeline, as defined in the NGPA, and that it will either

have physical custody of and transport the gas or hold title to the gas.

b) Intraday nominations

 

A Shipper may submit and Sabine will accept Intraday Nominations

provided such nominations are within Shipper's total MDQ and can

be confirmed. Intraday Nominations may be used to start service,

to request increases or decreases in nominated quantities, to

nominate new supply or market, or to reflect changes in the

specified receipt and delivery points.

 

Intraday Nominations received by 6:15 p.m. Central Clock Time the

Day before the effective date of the requested service will be

scheduled in accordance with Section 6 of the General Terms and

Conditions, and will be effective at the start of the requested

service date.

 

Intraday Nominations will be effective only for a single gas day,

and, therefore, will not remain in effect for prospective gas

days. To the extent a Shipper submits an Intraday Nomination that

specifies an effective term of longer than one Day, Sabine shall

make the nomination effective only for the first Day of the

specified effective period.

 

Intraday Nominations will be processed according to the following

timelines:

c) Quick Response to Nominations

 

Sabine will send a Quick Response, as defined by NAESB WGQ, to the

Shipper for each nomination received. Such Quick Response will

serve only as notification of the receipt and validation of

nomination information in accordance with NAESB WGQ Standards, but

will not indicate whether the nomination will be confirmed

pursuant to Subsection 5.7 or scheduled pursuant to Subsections

6.1 and 6.2 of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

For the Timely Nomination Cycle, the Quick Response will be sent

to the Nominating Party by 12:00 p.m. Central Clock Time on the

Day the nomination is received. For the Evening Nomination Cycle,

the Quick Response will be sent to the Nominating Party on the Day

prior to gas flow. For Intraday Nominations, the Quick Response

will be sent to the Nominating Party according to the following

schedule: Intraday 1 Nomination Cycle - 10:30 a.m. Central Clock

Time on the gas day; Intraday 2 Nomination Cycle - 5:30 p.m.

Central Clock Time on the gas day.

 

d) Notification to Bumped Parties

 

Sabine will notify individual Shippers of bumped quantities by

telephone or telefax in accordance with the timelines for Evening

and Intraday 1 Nomination Cycles.

5.7 Confirmation of Nominated Quantities

 

Nomination made in accordance with this Section 5 of the General Terms

and Conditions shall not be effective until Sabine has confirmed the

nominated receipt quantities with upstream Operators and the nominated

delivery quantities with downstream Operators. Shipper shall advise

Sabine of the appropriate contact persons with upstream and downstream

Operators who have the authority to verify and confirm nominated gas

quantities.

 

Prior to scheduling nominated quantities for transportation service

requested by Shippers, Sabine will contact the appropriate Operators at

the designated Receipt and Delivery Points in order to confirm the

nominated quantities. For Standard Nominations, Sabine will receive

completed confirmations from upstream and downstream Operators by 3:30

p.m. Central Clock Time on the Day prior to flow. For Intraday

Nominations, Sabine will receive completed confirmations from upstream

and downstream Operators according to the following schedule: Evening

Nomination Cycle - 9:00 p.m. Central Clock Time on the Day prior to

flow; Intraday 1 Nomination Cycle - 1:00 p.m. Central Clock Time on the

Gas Day; Intraday 2 Nomination Cycle - 8:00 p.m. Central Clock Time on

the Gas Day.

 

Sabine may reject, in whole or in part, any nominated quantities where

the daily quantities of gas Shipper desires to be transported, the

upstream shipper name(s) and contract number(s), or the downstream

shipper name(s) and contract number(s) fail to conform with the

information provided by the designated Operators at the Receipt and

Delivery Points.

 

If all information conforms except for the daily quantities of gas

Shipper desires to have Sabine receive and/or deliver, Sabine shall

confirm and schedule the nomination at the lower of the daily quantities

nominated by Shipper to Sabine and the daily quantities the Operators

can confirm for scheduling at the designated Receipt and Delivery

Points. Shipper shall be responsible for informing its upstream and

downstream parties of any differences between confirmed quantities and

nominated quantities.

6. SCHEDULING AND CURTAILMENT

 

The term "scheduling" refers to the allocation of Available Capacity on

Sabine's System during each nomination cycle. Promptly following the

nomination deadline for each cycle, Sabine shall evaluate all timely

nominations for the cycle in light of prevailing operating conditions,

planned or unplanned maintenance or repairs, and similar conditions.

Sabine shall then schedule transportation service to the extent capacity

is available, allocating capacity, if necessary, pursuant to this

Section.

 

At each scheduling priority, if sufficient capacity isn't available,

nominations shall be scheduled pro rata based on confirmed nomination

quantities.

 

When resolving constraints, Sabine shall evaluate and schedule

constrained Delivery Points first, followed by constrained Receipt

Points, and finally constrained pipeline sections.

 

6.1 Scheduling of Point Capacity

 

Point capacity shall be scheduled in the following priority order (from

highest to lowest):

 

a) Nominations with a flow direction opposite of the physical flow

direction at a point shall be scheduled first since this

nominations potentially create capacity at the point.

 

b) Nominations for firm transportation service.

 

Sabine shall further prioritize nominations within this scheduling

class as follows:

 

i) Primary Receipt/Delivery Point

 

ii) In-Path Alternate Receipt/Delivery Point

 

iii) Out-of-Path Alternate Receipt/Delivery Point

c) Nominations for interruptible transportation service.

 

Sabine shall further prioritize nominations within this scheduling

class as follows:

 

i) Maximum Rate

 

After Sabine schedules firm transportation service pursuant

to Subsection 6.1 b), any remaining capacity shall be

scheduled to interruptible transportation service at maximum

rate. Interruptible Shippers paying a Negotiated Rate that

if higher than the maximum tariff rate for interruptible

service, as set forth on the currently effective Sheet No.

20 of this FERC Gas Tariff, shall be afforded the same

priority as if the service was at maximum rate.

 

ii) Less Than Maximum Rate

 

After Sabine schedules interruptible transportation service

pursuant to Subsection 6.1 c) i), any remaining capacity

shall be scheduled to interruptible transportation service

at less than maximum rate. Such capacity shall be scheduled

first to Shipper(s) paying the highest percentage of maximum

rate, then to Shipper(s) paying the next highest percentage

of maximum rate. Sabine shall continue this process until

all capacity at the point is scheduled.

6.2 Scheduling of Pipeline Section Capacity

 

Pipeline section capacity shall be scheduled in the following priority

order (from highest to lowest):

 

a) Nominations with a flow direction opposite of the physical flow

direction in the pipeline section shall be scheduled first since

these nominations potentially create capacity in the pipeline

section.

 

b) Nominations for firm transportation service.

 

Sabine shall further prioritize nominations within this scheduling

class as follows:

 

i) In-Path, In-Direction

 

ii) In-Path, Out-of-Direction

 

iii) Out-of-Path

 

c) Nominations for interruptible transportation service.

 

Sabine shall further prioritize nominations within this scheduling

class as follows:

 

i) Maximum Rate

 

After Sabine schedules firm transportation service pursuant

to Subsection 6.2 b), any remaining capacity shall be

scheduled to interruptible transportation service at maximum

rate. Interruptible Shippers paying a Negotiated Rate that

if higher than the maximum tariff rate for interruptible

service, as set forth on the currently effective Sheet No.

20 of this FERC Gas Tariff, shall be afforded the same

priority as if the service was at maximum rate.

ii) Less Than Maximum Rate

 

After Sabine schedules interruptible transportation service

pursuant to Subsection 6.1 c) i), any remaining capacity

shall be scheduled to interruptible transportation service

at less than maximum rate. Such capacity shall be scheduled

first to Shipper(s) paying the highest percentage of maximum

rate, then to Shipper(s) paying the next highest percentage

of maximum rate. Sabine shall continue this process until

all capacity at the point is scheduled.

 

6.3 Bump Protection

 

a) Evening and Intraday 1 Nomination Cycles

 

Nominations for firm transportation service received in the

Evening and/or Intraday 1 Nomination Cycles will not bump

previously scheduled and/or flowing nominations for firm

transportation service, but may bump previously scheduled and/or

flowing nominations for interruptible transportation service.

 

Nominations for interruptible transportation service received in

the Evening and/or Intraday 1 Nomination Cycles will not bump

previously scheduled and/or flowing nominations for interruptible

transportation service, regardless of the percentage of maximum

rate paid for such scheduled and/or flowing nominations for

interruptible transportation service.

 

b) Intraday 2 Nomination Cycle

 

No bumping will be permitted in the Intraday 2 nomination cycle.

6.4 Scheduling Nominated Quantities

 

Promptly upon the close of the nomination deadline for each nomination

cycle, Sabine shall evaluate all timely nominations and the anticipated

available capacity of Sabine's System. Sabine shall schedule nominated

quantities of gas to the extent nominations can be confirmed in

accordance with Subsection 5.7 of the General Terms and Conditions, and

to the extent capacity is available in accordance with Subsections 6.1

and 6.2. Sabine shall not be required to schedule quantities of gas at

any Receipt or Delivery Point where the cumulative daily nominated

quantities at such Receipt or Delivery Point are below the quantities

required to meet the measurement standards as prescribed in ANSI/API

2530.