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
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.