Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America

Seventh Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/18/2008, Docket: RP08-319-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 173 Original Sheet No. 173 : Pending

 

 

RATE SCHEDULE DSS

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maximum volume in storage during that period is less than ninety

percent (90%) of Shipper's MSV, then its MDQ (in the aggregate and

at each Delivery Point) shall be reduced to fifty percent (50%) of

the MDQ in the DSS Agreement, solely for purposes of determining

its WQ during the ensuing withdrawal cycle. At the beginning of

the subsequent injection cycle, Shipper's MDQ shall be restored for

all purposes to its stated level, subject to further adjustment

under this Section. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Shipper's

rights shall not be reduced in the event that its failure to have

the required inventory in storage is attributable to a change by

Natural in operating parameters which is inconsistent with

operating plan(s) posted previously by Natural. Natural will grant

any waiver required to effectuate the prior sentence; provided,

however, that such a waiver shall be granted only to the extent

Shipper did not have a reasonable opportunity following the

posting of the change in operating parameters to modify its

injection patterns and achieve the required inventory on a timely

basis. No Overrun Charges shall apply based on Shipper's failure

to satisfy the inventory requirements of this Section 5.4(a).

 

(b) Shipper's remaining storage inventory under a DSS

Agreement on each April 30 must be no more than fifty percent (50%)

of its MSV. Rules regarding the allocation of withdrawals by leg

under Rate Schedule DSS are set out at Section 5.6(c) of the

General Terms and Conditions of the Tariff. Notwithstanding the

foregoing, Shipper may request relief from this seasonal cycling

requirement. Natural shall grant such requests on a non-

discriminatory basis if the physical cycling requirements of its

storage reservoirs have already been met. In addition, Natural

shall grant waiver of the cycling requirement on a non-

discriminatory basis to the extent: (i) Natural's physical cycling

requirement could be met by requiring the withdrawal of BESS

inventory within the applicable limits specified in Rate Schedule

BESS [Natural shall utilize Sections 3(b) and 3(c) of Rate Schedule

BESS as a mechanism to achieve cycling of BESS volumes in lieu of

withdrawals hereunder but such provisions shall be a substitute for

cycling hereunder only to the extent the waiver conditions of this

subsection can be satisfied in conjunction with the use of such

provisions]; and (ii) system capability is available for the

withdrawal and transportation of such BESS inventory; provided,

however, that a request for waiver which would require withdrawal

of BESS inventory may not be submitted prior to February 20 and, if

Natural notifies the Shipper that the waiver can be granted, will

become effective one (1) week from the date on which Natural grants

the waiver, in whole or in part. A request for waiver shall be