Westgas Interstate, Inc.
First Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 03/06/2009, Docket: RP09-342-000, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 65 Second Revised Sheet No. 65
Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 65
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
23. CAPACITY RELEASE PROGRAM
23.1 PURPOSE - This Section 23 sets forth the specific
terms and conditions applicable to the implementation by
Transporter of a Capacity Release Program on its
interstate pipeline system.
23.2 (a) Applicability - This Section 23 is applicable
to any Shipper who has a Part 284 Transportation
Service Agreement under Rate Schedule FT contained
in this Volume No. 1 Tariff or an Acquired Capacity
Agreement and who elects to release, subject to the
Capacity Release Program set forth herein, all or a
portion of its firm transportation rights. Shipper
shall have the right to release any portion of the
firm capacity rights held under a Transportation
Service Agreement or an Acquired Capacity Agreement.
(b) Maximum Rate Ceiling. The maximum rate ceiling
does not apply to capacity release transactions with
a term of one year or less if the release is to take
effect on or before one year from the date
Transporter receives notice of the release in
accordance with Section 23.4. The maximum rate
ceiling also does not apply to payments or other
consideration exchanged in capacity release
transactions in a release to an asset manager, as
defined in Section 284.8(h)(3) of the FERC’s
regulations, 18 C.F.R. § 284.8(h)(3).
(c) Rollover Prohibition. A prearranged release of
capacity of 31 days or less, except for a release to
an asset manager, as defined in Section 284.8(h)(3)
of the FERC’s regulations, 18 C.F.R. § 284.8(h)(3)
or to a marketer participating in a state-regulated
retail access program, as defined in Section
284.8(h)(4) of the FERC’s regulations, 18 C.F.R.
§ 284.8(h)(4), may not roll over or extend without
complying with Section 23.4 and 23.8.
23.3 DEFINITIONS - For purposes of this Section 23, the
following definitions shall apply:
(a) Acquired Capacity Agreement - an agreement
between Transporter and the Acquiring Shipper
setting forth rate(s) and the terms and conditions
of service for using capacity rights acquired
pursuant to this Section 23, in the form contained