Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: CP01- 76-003, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 124 First Revised Sheet No. 124 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 124

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

 

 

8. NATURAL GAS QUALITY (Continued)

 

(f) Operator and Buyer may agree, or governmental authorities may require, that the

Natural Gas be odorized by use of a malodorant agent 19 of such character as to

indicate by a distinctive odor the presence of Natural Gas. Whenever odorized Natural

Gas is delivered, the quality and specifications of such Natural Gas, as set forth in

this Section 8, shall be determined prior to the addition of malodorant and with

proper allowance for changes or additions to the Natural Gas due to such malodorant.

Such odorization of the Natural Gas by Operator, unless otherwise mutually agreed by

Buyer and Operator, shall be for the purpose of detection of the Natural Gas only

during the time it is in possession of the Operator, prior to delivery to Buyer.

 

(g) Operator may refuse to accept Natural Gas or may impose additional Natural Gas quality

specifications and restrictions if Operator, in its reasonable judgment, determines

that harm to Operator's facilities or operations could reasonably be expected to occur

if it receives Natural Gas that fails to meet such additional specifications and

restrictions. Operator reserves the right to refuse to execute any agreement which

does not contain the Natural Gas quality specifications and restrictions deemed

reasonable and necessary by Operator, and Operator reserves the right to refuse to

accept or continue to accept Natural Gas that fails to meet such additional

specifications and restrictions. Such additional specifications and restrictions may

be imposed to limit the concentrations of elements or compounds that Operator

determines, in its reasonable judgment, may be corrosive or toxic in nature, may

represent an environmental hazard, may interfere with the merchantability of the

Natural Gas, or may cause injury to or interference with proper operation of the

lines, regulators, meters and other equipment of Operator.

 

(h) LNG Quality. The LNG to be received hereunder for LNG Tanker Discharging Service

shall be merchantable and shall have in its gaseous state:

 

(i) A Gross Heating Value of not less than nine hundred sixty-seven (967) Btu and,

except as otherwise provided in Section 5.5 of Rate Schedule LTD-1, not more

than one thousand one hundred thirty-eight (1,138) Btu per standard cubic foot.

Operator may accept LNG with a gross heating value greater than 1,138 Btu per

standard cubic foot, if the resultant natural gas send out does not exceed the

natural gas quality specified in Section 8(d) and (e).

 

(ii) Constituent elements varying within the following percentage limits (in

molecular percentage):

 

Nitrogen between 0.00 and 1.00

Methane between 84.55 and 100.00

Ethane between 0.00 and 9.20

Propane between 0.00 and 3.25

Isobutane between 0.00 and 0.60

Normal Butane between 0.00 and 0.75

Pentanes Plus between 0.00 and 0.15

 

(iii) A hydrogen sulfide content not to exceed twenty-five hundredths (0.25) grains

of hydrogen sulfide per one-hundred (100) cubic feet;

 

(iv) A total sulfur content of not more than twenty (20) grains per one-hundred

(100) cubic feet;