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. 316 Original Sheet No. 316 : Pending

 

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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point, Natural shall evaluate the capacity available both: (i)

upstream and at Receipt Points for gas tendered pursuant to the

Agreement(s) under which gas is nominated for delivery to the pooling

point; and (ii) downstream and at Delivery Points under the

Agreement(s) pursuant to which gas is nominated to be received from

the pooling point.

 

(2) A Shipper under a firm transportation agreement

nominating receipt of gas at a pooling point ("Downstream Shipper")

will be deemed to have designated the entity nominating the gas to be

delivered to the pooling point ("Upstream Shipper") for receipt by the

Downstream Shipper as the Downstream Shipper's agent. Under this

"Automatic Agency" designation, the nomination by the Upstream Shipper

will be given the same priority for scheduling and curtailing the

service to the pooling point as though the Downstream Shipper had

nominated the same Receipt Point as the Upstream Shipper in lieu of

the pooling point. In the event an Upstream Shipper is utilizing more

than one Receipt Point and selling gas to two or more Downstream

Shippers at the pooling point, Natural will request that the Upstream

Shipper identify which volumes at each Receipt Point are being sold to

which Downstream Shipper when such identification is necessary for

scheduling the nominated volume. If such identification is not

provided, all of the gas nominated by the Upstream Shipper will be

treated as having secondary out-of-path priority. Allocation of

capacity at the pooling point among secondary out-of-path volumes

shall be based on confirmed nominations. The Automatic Agency

procedures do not apply unless the Receipt Point nominated by the

Upstream Shipper is in the same zone as the pooling point being

utilized or in the event that the Downstream Shipper has no rights

within MDQ to utilize the Receipt Point nominated by the Upstream

Shipper.

 

(3) Gas shall not be confirmed at the pooling point

to the extent capacity constraints exist which affect any such

receipts or deliveries, applying the priorities set out elsewhere in

this Section.

 

(b) (1) The zoned storage point approach set out in

Section 9 of these General Terms and Conditions is a paper point

system predicated upon the system-wide, integrated operation of

Natural's storage facilities and not on the storage capacity in any

zone. Except as provided to the contrary in this Tariff [and

specifically in subsections (2) and (3) below], the storage point in

any receipt zone is treated as an out-of-path secondary point under

any firm transportation Agreement with point rights in that zone.

Given these characteristics, nominations on any day for deliveries