Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation
Sixth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/01/2000, Docket: RP01- 69-000, Status: Effective
First Rev Eleventh Revised Sheet No. 631 First Rev Eleventh Revised Sheet No. 631 : Effective
Superseding: Eleventh Revised Sheet No. 631
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
15.4 Gas Research Institute (GRI) Surcharge Provision
GRI, an Illinois not for profit corporation has been organized for the purpose
of sponsoring Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programs in the
field of natural and manufactured gas for the purpose of assisting all segments
of the gas industry in providing adequate, reliable, safe, economic and
environmentally acceptable gas service for the benefit of gas consumers and the
general public in the United States. Pipeline is a collection agent for GRI.
For the purpose of funding of GRI's approved expenditures for 1996 and 1997, and
subject to further terms and conditions set forth in the Stipulation and
Agreement Concerning Post-1993 GRI Funding Mechanism, the Orders approving such
Stipulation and Agreement found at Gas Research Institute, 62 F.E.R.C. Par.
61,280 (1993), reh'g 63 F.E.R.C. Par. 61,316 (1993), and the Order Approving
Funding Mechanism for 1996 and 1997, found at Gas Research Institute, 71
F.E.R.C. Par. 61,130 (1995), this Section 15.4 establishes a GRI Surcharge to be
collected for quantities of gas transported or injected under Pipeline's
applicable transportation and storage rate schedules for the calendar years 1996
and 1997; provided, however, such GRI Surcharge shall not be applicable (1) to
discounted transactions except as expressly provided below, (2) to Customers
which are interstate pipelines and which include in their rates a charge for
RD&D by GRI, (3) to the transportation of liquids and/or liquefiables or (4) to
service which is solely gathering service and provided, further, that a GRI
Surcharge shall not be applied to the same quantity of gas more than once.
(B) Basis of the GRI Surcharge
(1) Pipeline's applicable transportation and storage rate schedules shall
include an increment for a GRI Demand Surcharge and a GRI Commodity
Surcharge, as applicable, for RD&D for non-discounted transactions.
Pipeline will pay only the amount actually collected. Such GRI Surcharge
shall be that increment, adjusted to Pipeline's measurement basis
(dekatherms), which has been approved by Commission's Orders approving
GRI's RD&D expenditures. The GRI Surcharge shall be reflected on Sheet
Nos. 25, 26, 30, 31, 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 36, 37, 41, 41A, 42, 42A,
42B, 43, and 50 through 52 of this FERC Gas Tariff.
(2) As to discounted transactions, if the discounted rate is less than the GRI
Surcharge, Pipeline shall remit that portion of the GRI Surcharge actually