Viking Gas Transmission Company
First Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 07/01/2009, Docket: RP09-617-000, Status: Effective
Fourth Revised Sheet No. 57 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 57
Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 57
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
8. PRESSURE OF GAS DELIVERY AND OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS
8.1 Pressure of Deliveries
With respect to all deliveries by Company, Company shall make deliveries at
Shipper's designated delivery points as nearly as practicable at Company's line
pressure; provided that the minimum pressure shall be as stated in Shipper's
Transportation Agreement and shall not be less than 100 pounds per square inch
8.2 Operational Flow Orders
(a) Due to the effects of changes in weather, gas demands, flowing gas
supplies and/or other factors, it may be necessary for Company to
informally, via telephone, electronic mail, or facsimile, request
adjustments in the portfolio of flowing gas supplies of Balancing Party(s)
to accommodate the demands on Company's system. In cases of high line
pack, Company will request Balancing Party(s) responsible for such
conditions to reduce supply nominations or increase delivery quantities.
In cases of low line pack, Company will request Balancing Party(s)
responsible for such conditions to increase supply nominations or reduce
delivery quantities. Company will coordinate operational adjustments in
flowing gas quantities and pressures with interconnecting pipelines where
appropriate in order to alleviate operating concerns caused by line pack
levels, planned or unplanned maintenance and repairs.
Balancing Party(s) without 24-hour gas monitoring capability shall provide
Company with the name and telephone number of a representative whom Company
may contact at any time to request such adjustments. If Company does not
receive full cooperation from its informal request(s), it may be necessary
for Company, after making informal request, and subject to the limitation of
Section 8.2 (c) hereof, to issue Operational Flow Orders (OFO) to control
the situation(s). All OFOs will be posted on Company's System, to be
followed by a facsimile, electronic mail, written notice or other mutually
agreeable means of communication to affected Shippers that will set forth
the causes or conditions necessitating the OFO.
(b) Company shall issue OFOs as necessary to maintain firm deliveries of
scheduled quantities. Additional circumstances under which Company may
determine that OFOs may be issued include, but are not limited to:
(i) Responding to an event of force majeure;
(ii) Accommodating maintenance and repairs;
(iii) Ensuring current and future maintenance of line pack; and
(iv) Responding to any event which Company believes in its sole judgment
may jeopardize the integrity of its system.
The OFO will begin when one of the circumstances described above occurs
and shall remain in effect until the circumstance has been remedied.
Although Company shall follow the procedures set forth in paragraph (a) in
order to avoid issuing an OFO, Balancing Party(s) are on notice that OFOs
will begin when the circumstances described in this paragraph (b) occur.
While an OFO is in effect, Company shall provide updates on the status of
the circumstance that occasioned the OFO through postings on the System.
Company shall issue all OFOs on a non-discriminatory basis. Company shall
apply OFOs to the smallest number of affected Balancing Party(s) as
possible. The extent and severity of an OFO called shall be determined by
the overall operating conditions of the Company's system. Company shall
attempt to identify offending Balancing Party(s) and limit the issuance of
the OFO to those Balancing Party(s), where feasible.