Viking Gas Transmission Company
First Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 06/20/1998, Docket: RP98-223-000, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 15C.1 First Revised Sheet No. 15C.1 : Superseded
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 15C.1
RATE SCHEDULE FT-B (Continued)
5.5 Negotiated Rates: Notwithstanding any provision of Transporter's effective FERC Gas
Tariff to the contrary, Transporter and Shipper may mutually agree in writing to a
Negotiated Rate with respect to rates, rate components, charges, or credits that are
otherwise prescribed, required, established or imposed by this Rate Schedule or by
any other applicable provision of Transporter's effective FERC Gas Tariff. The
Negotiated Rate may be less than, equal to or greater than the maximum rate; shall not
be less than the minimum rate; may be based on a rate design other than straight fixed
variable; and may include a minimum quantity. The Maximum Rate shall be available
to any Shipper that does not choose a Negotiated Rate. Nothing in the provisions
governing Negotiated Rate Agreements shall authorize Transporter or Shipper to
violate FERC's policy with respect to negotiation of terms and conditions of service.
Such Negotiated Rate shall be set forth on an Exhibit of the executed Service Agreement
and on the currently effective Tariff Sheet No. 7.
If Transporter agrees to such Negotiated Rate(s), then the Negotiated Rate(s) shall be
effective only for the period agreed upon by Transporter. During such period, the
Negotiated Rate shall govern and apply to the Shipper's services and the otherwise
applicable rate, rate component, charge or credit which the parties have agreed to
replace with the Negotiated Rate, shall not apply to, or be available to, the Shipper.
Only those rates, rate components, charges or credits identified by Transporter and
Shipper in writing as being superseded by a Negotiated Rate shall be ineffective during
the period that the Negotiated Rate is effective; all other rates, rate components,
charges, or credits prescribed, required, established or imposed by this Rate Schedule
or Transporter's Tariff shall remain in effect.
At the end of the period during which the Negotiated Rate is in effect, the otherwise
applicable maximum rates or charges shall govern the service provided to Shipper.
Shippers paying a Negotiated Rate which exceeds the Maximum Rate will be considered to
be paying the Maximum Rate for purposes of scheduling, curtailment and interruption,
and calculating the economic value of a request for unsubscribed firm capacity.
Replacement Shippers may not bid or pay a rate greater than the Maximum Rate and are
not eligible for Negotiated Rates. In the event that capacity subject to a Negotiated
Rate which is based on a rate design other than straight fixed variable is released,
Shipper and Viking may agree on billing adjustments to the Releasing Shipper that may
vary from or are in addition to those set forth in Section 21 of the General Terms and
Conditions of Transporter's effective FERC Gas Tariff in order to preserve the economic
bases of the Negotiated Rate. Such payment obligation and crediting mechanism for
capacity release shall be set forth on an Exhibit of the executed Service Agreement.