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

gauge.

 

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.