Freebird Gas Storage, L.L.C.

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/01/2008, Docket: RP08-304-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 137 Original Sheet No. 137 : Suspended

 

9. QUALITY

9.1 Specifications. The Gas tendered by Shipper to Freebird for injection or

made available by Freebird to Shipper upon withdrawal at the Point of

Injection/Withdrawal shall be of such quality that it shall meet at least the

following specifications ("Required Specifications"):

 

(a) shall have a total heating value of not less than nine hundred sixty-seven

(967) Btus per cubic foot, and not more than one thousand seventy (1070) Btus

per cubic foot;

 

(b) shall be commercially free (at prevailing pressure and temperature in

Freebird’s System) from objectionable odors, dust, gums and gum forming

constituents, solid matter, hydrocarbon liquids, water and any other substance

that might become separated from the Gas in Freebird’s System or that

interferes with the merchantability of the Gas or causes interference with the

proper and safe operation of the pipeline, meters, regulators and other

facilities through which such Gas will flow;

 

(c) shall not contain more than twenty (20) grains of total sulphur, nor more

than one fourth (1/4) of one grain of hydrogen sulphide per one hundred (100)

cubic feet;

 

(d) shall not contain more than two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) by volume of

oxygen, and Shipper shall make every reasonable effort to keep the gas free of

oxygen;

 

(e) shall not contain more than four percent (4%) by volume of a combined

total of carbon dioxide and nitrogen components; provided, however, that the

total carbon dioxide content shall not exceed two percent (2%) by volume and

the total nitrogen content shall not exceed three percent (3%) by

volume;

 

(f) shall have a temperature of not more than one hundred twenty degrees (120

degrees) Fahrenheit;

 

(g) shall contain no more than two-tenths (0.2) gallons of neopentane or

heavier liquefiable hydrocarbons per Mcf;

 

(h) shall contain no carbon monoxide, halogens, or unstaturated hydrocarbons,

and no more than four hundred parts per million (400 ppm) by volume of

hydrogen;

 

(i) shall be free of hydrocarbons in liquid form at the temperature and

pressure at which the Gas is delivered; and

 

(j) shall have been dehydrated by Shipper for removal of entrained water

present therein in a vapor state, and in no event contain more than seven (7)

pounds of entrained water per million cubic feet, at a pressure base of

fourteen and seventy three hundredths (14.73) pounds per square inch and a

temperature of sixty degrees (60 degrees) Fahrenheit as determined by

dew-point apparatus approved by the Bureau of Mines or such other apparatus as

may be mutually agreed upon.

 

9.2 Rejection of Gas. Either party shall be entitled to reject any Gas

tendered to it by the other party which does not meet the minimum

specifications of Section 9.1 above. Acceptance of such Gas does not

constitute any waiver of Freebird’s right to refuse to accept similarly

nonconforming Gas. If Freebird agrees to accept Non-Spec Gas (defined below)

under a Service Agreement, Shipper shall be allowed to