Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 08/01/2010, Docket: RP10-939-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 153A First Revised Sheet No. 153A

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 153A

 

RATE SCHEDULE MNTABS

TRANSPORTATION AGGREGATION BALANCING SERVICE

1. AVAILABILITY

 

This Rate Schedule is available to any party (hereinafter called "the TABS Party") which

has requested transportation aggregation balancing service ("TABS") pursuant to Section 3

of the General Terms and Conditions of Pipeline's Tariff and, after review and acceptance

of such Request by Pipeline, has entered into a Service Agreement with Pipeline for

service under this Rate Schedule MNTABS. Such Service Agreement shall be in the form

contained in Pipeline's FERC Gas Tariff of which this Rate Schedule MNTABS is a part.

 

2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE

 

2.1 Service hereunder is available on any Day during a Service Year. This Rate

Schedule permits the TABS Party to assume the primary responsibility of matching

the tender and receipt of Gas by Pipeline with scheduled quantities pursuant to a

nomination under Pipeline's applicable transportation Rate Schedules. Deliveries

into points identified on Pipeline's Internet Web site as available for service

under Rate Schedule MNTABS ("TABS Point") can be made only by a nomination on the

TABS Party's Service Agreement(s) under Rate Schedule MNTABS or by a nomination on

the TABS Party's Service Agreement(s) under Rate Schedule MNPAL; receipts out of a

TABS Point must be made on a transportation or park and loan Service Agreement(s)

pursuant to transportation or park and loan Rate Schedule(s) contained in

Pipeline's Tariff. In addition, the TABS Party assumes the responsibility of

assuring compliance with all terms and conditions governing the receipt of Gas by

Pipeline and Customer's obligations with respect thereto.

 

2.2 Pipeline shall permit the TABS Party to aggregate supply pursuant to this Rate

Schedule MNTABS from any or all of the Point(s) of Receipt located on Pipeline's

mainline system and/or on laterals in which service is not provided under Rate

Schedule MNLFT within segments of Pipeline's system corresponding to the available

TABS Point(s) identified on Pipeline's Internet Web site.

 

2.3 Pipeline shall not be obligated to add any facilities or expand the capacity of its

pipeline system in any manner in order to provide service to Customer pursuant to

this Rate Schedule. Pipeline is free to contract at any time with other parties

for new transportation services (whether firm or interruptible) without liability

to Customer for any resulting interruption or reduction of service hereunder.

 

3. NOMINATIONS AND SCHEDULING

 

3.1 Nominations to deliver Gas into a TABS Point must be submitted by the TABS Party on

such TABS Party's Service Agreement under Rate Schedule MNTABS or on such TABS

Party's Service Agreement under Rate Schedule MNPAL in accordance with Sections 5

and 6 of the General Terms and Conditions of Pipeline's Tariff.

 

3.2 Nominations to receive Gas out of a TABS Point must be submitted by Customer using

the Customer's transportation and/or park and loan Service Agreement(s) pursuant to

transportation and/or park and loan Rate Schedule(s) contained in Pipeline's Tariff

and shall be scheduled in accordance with Section 6 of the General Terms and

Conditions of Pipeline's Tariff.

 

3.3 The TABS Party shall specify a ranking for each transaction nominated into and out

of its TABS Point. In the event that Pipeline needs to balance quantities of Gas

for any Gas Day to ensure that quantities of Gas scheduled into and out of the TABS

Points are in balance ("force-balance"), Pipeline shall utilize the most recent

rankings provided by TABS Party for such Gas Day; if the TABS Party did not provide

such rankings for all affected transactions, Pipeline will reduce quantities of Gas

on a prorate basis according to the nominated quantities for such Gas Day.

 

4. IMBALANCE RESOLUTION

 

4.1 Shippers may maintain an imbalance in their TABS pools throughout the Gas Day at

the sole discretion of the Pipeline. Pipeline has the right to force-balance the

TABS Party's TABS Point within a specified tolerance as determined by the Pipeline

at any time during the Gas Day and/or at the end of the Gas Day. Customers will be

notified of the reduction set forth above.