Columbia Gulf Transmission Company
Second Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 08/01/1999, Docket: RP99-356-000, Status: Effective
Fourth Revised Sheet No. 128 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 128 : Effective
Superseding: Substitute Third Revised Sheet No. 128
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.1 "Billing Month" shall mean the period elapsed between consecutive final monthly meter readings
and, when referred to in terms of a calendar month, shall mean that calendar month in which the majority of the
Billing Month occurs.
1.2 "Btu" shall mean the British thermal unit as defined by international standards.
1.3 "Business Day" shall mean Monday through Friday excluding Federal Banking Holidays.
1.4 "Central Clock Time" (C.T.) shall mean Central Standard Time adjusted for Daylight Savings Time.
1.5 "Commission" shall mean the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
1.6 "Confirmations" shall mean the process of Transporter agreeing with Interconnecting Operators on
quantities that should flow at a location based on nominations received by Transporter and the
Interconnecting Operator. Related confirmation terms are:
(a) "Confirming Party" shall mean the entity that Transporter shall contact for
confirmation of a quantity of gas with respect to a nomination at a location. Confirming Parties include
Interconnecting Operators or upstream/downstream title holders.
(b) "Confirmation by Exception" ("CBE") means that the Confirming Parties agree that one
party deems that all requests at a location are confirmed by the other party (the CBE party) without
response communication from that party. The CBE party can take exception to the request by so
informing the other party within a mutually agreed upon time frame.
(c) "Explicit Confirmation" shall mean the requirement that the Confirming Party respond
to a Confirmation or initiate an unsolicited Confirmation Response. Absent mutual agreement to the contrary,
Explicit Confirmation is the default confirmation methodology.
1.7 "Cubic Foot" and "Standard Cubic Foot" shall mean that quantity of natural gas that occupies
one cubic foot of space when held at a base temperature of sixty (60) degrees Fahrenheit and a pressure of
fourteen and seventy-three hundredths (14.73) psia, without adjustment for water vapor content.
1.8 "Designated site" shall mean the electronic address used to contact an entity for EDI
1.9 "Dth (Dekatherm)" shall mean one million Btu. The standard quantity for nominations,
confirmation and scheduling is dekatherms per gas day in the United States, and gigajoules per gas day in
Canada and gigacalories per gas day in Mexico. (For reference 1 dekatherm = 1,000,000 Btu's; 1 gigajoule =
1,000,000,000 joules; and 1 gigacalorie = 1,000,000,000 calories.) For commercial purposes, the standard
conversion factor between dekatherms and gigajoules is 1.055056 gigajoulesper dekatherm and between
dekatherms and gigacalories is 0.251996 gigacalories per dekatherm. The standard Btu is the International
Btu, which is also called the Btu (IT); the standard joule is the joule specified in the SI system of units.