Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/29/2009, Docket: RP09-558-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 423 First Revised Sheet No. 423

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 423

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

 

28. NOMINATIONS; ALLOCATION OF CAPACITY; CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE; AND CONFIRMATIONS (Continued)

 

28.4 Curtailment of Service.

 

In the event that it becomes necessary for Seller to curtail services on a given day

during the month, Seller shall curtail such service as follows:

 

(a) first, ratably pursuant to Section 28.2(b), to interruptible transportation

Buyers except for those Buyers' services included in (b) below; and

 

(b) then, ratably to Buyers paying the maximum rate under the IT Rate Schedule,

contracts or Service Agreements scheduling interruptible service to feed

downstream firm service arrangements (as described in Section 3.9 of Rate

Schedule IT), regardless of the date of such contracts or Service Agreements;

provided however, Buyers paying a negotiated rate which exceeds the maximum rate

will be considered for purposes of this Section 28.4(b) to be paying the maximum

rate; and

 

(c) then, ratably, to Buyers scheduling services pursuant to Section 2.8 of Seller's

FT and FT-G Rate Schedules, or Section 2.5 of Seller's FTN Rate Schedule or

Section 2.6 of Seller's FDLS Rate Schedule, and to Buyers scheduling firm

transportation service that is not considered secondary.

 

To the extent curtailments are applicable to a contract (or to transactions within a

contract that are charged the same percentage of the maximum rate), Seller will use

Buyer's provided schedule ranks (in accordance with NAESB defined data sets), or pro-

rata if no ranks are provided by Buyer, to effectuate such curtailments.

 

28.5 Relief from Capacity Curtailment in Emergency Situations

 

Seller recognizes that exceptions to the levels of capacity curtailment resulting from

this Section 28 may be required in response to emergency situations (including

environmental emergencies) during periods of curtailment when capacity in excess of

curtailed capacity levels is required to forestall irreparable injury to life or

property or to provide for minimum plant protection. Any Buyer seeking emergency

relief on this basis shall have the burden of establishing the nature and extent of

its problem and the minimum quantity of capacity needed to avoid irreparable injury to

life or property or to provide for minimum plant protection. Seller shall not be

liable for granting exceptions from capacity curtailment under this Section 28.5 if

such exception is based upon information submitted by Buyer to Seller as set forth

below. In no event, however, shall the protection by the provisions hereof result in

volumes delivered to Buyer in excess of Seller's maximum daily delivery obligation to

Buyer at any delivery point under Rate Schedules FT, FTN, FT-G, FDLS, SS-1 Section

7(c) Transportation Service and individually certificated firm transportation rate

schedules (excluding deliveries made at that delivery point pursuant to Section 2.8 of

Seller's FT and FT-G Rate Schedules, or Section 2.5 of Seller's FTN Rate Schedule or

Section 2.6 of Seller's FDLS Rate Schedule).

 

When Buyer declares an emergency situation in order to forestall irreparable injury to

life or property, Buyer shall, within 48 hours of such declaration, certify to Seller

by sworn affidavit:

 

(1) to the nature and extent of the emergency;

(2) that all sources of gas available to Buyer, including peak-shaving and storage,

have been used to the fullest extent possible;

(3) that all interruptible services of Buyer have been curtailed during such

emergency situation;

(4) that no alternate fuel could be used to prevent such emergency situation; and

(5) to a detailed plan to prevent a recurrence of similar emergency conditions.