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First Revised Sheet No. 15C.1 First Revised Sheet No. 15C.1 : Superseded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Shipper in writing as being superseded by a Negotiated Rate shall be ineffective during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.