Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co.

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/01/2010, Docket: RP10-1227-000, Status: Effective

Fifth Revised Sheet No. 254 Fifth Revised Sheet No. 254

Superseding: Fourth Revised Sheet No. 254

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

 

16. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS (Continued)

 

16.7 Notwithstanding the foregoing, when gas supplies necessary to

effectuate transportation deliveries are not flowing onto the system,

Transporter will not be responsible for backing up such supplies and the

associated deliveries will be subject to interruption.

 

17. FIRM CAPACITY RELEASE MECHANISM

 

17.1 Purpose: This Section 17 establishes the procedures which will

allow Shippers to release all or a portion of their contracted firm

transportation capacity, firm storage capabilities or no-notice firm

transportation service on a permanent or temporary basis. Where the

terms capacity or released capacity are used in this Section 17, such

terms shall be interpreted to encompass firm transportation capacity,

firm storage capabilities and/or the right to receive no-notice firm

transportation service, as applicable.

 

17.2 Definitions: The definitions of terms applicable to this

Section 17 are as follows:

 

17.2.1 Releasing Shipper: The Releasing Shipper is a Shipper

who has a Service Agreement with Transporter under which Shipper

receives firm transportation, firm storage or no-notice firm

transportation service and who desires to release all or a

portion of that firm service on a permanent or temporary basis.

 

17.2.2 Replacement Shipper: The Replacement Shipper is a

Shipper who desires to acquire all or a portion of the released

firm service on a permanent or temporary basis.

 

17.3 The Capacity Release timeline is applicable to all parties

involved in the Capacity Release process provided that: 1) all

information provided by the parties to the transaction is valid and the

Replacement Shipper has been determined to be creditworthy before the

capacity release bid is tendered, 2) for index-based capacity release

transactions, the Releasing Shipper has provided Transporter with

sufficient instructions to evaluate the corresponding bid(s) according

to the timeline, and 3) there are no special terms or conditions of the

release. Further, Transporter may complete the capacity release process

on a different timeline if the offer includes unfamiliar or unclear

terms and conditions (e.g. designation of an index not supported by

Transporter).