Equitrans, L. P.

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/19/1998, Docket: CP96-532-001, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 214 Original Sheet No. 214 : Effective




Equitrans may accept natural gas which differs from the quality

specifications set forth above until such time as Equitrans, in its

reasonable discretion and judgment, determines that natural gas

received for transportation must conform to the quality

specifications set forth above to maintain desired standards in

and/or prudent operation of Equitrans' system. Upon such a

determination, Equitrans will notify Customer that all prospective

deliveries must comply with the quality specifications set forth

above or the provisions of Section 4.2 below shall be applicable to

all natural gas tendered for transportation which does not so

comply. Equitrans will not permit deviation from the quality

standards set forth above if such deviation will adversely impact

the quality of service to any other customer.


4.2 If, at any time, gas tendered by Customer for transportation or by

Equitrans after transportation shall fail to substantially conform

to any of the applicable quality specifications and Equitrans

notifies the delivering party of such deficiency and the delivering

party fails to remedy any such deficiency within a reasonable period

of time, Equitrans may, at its option, refuse to accept delivery

pending correction of the deficiency by the delivering party. In the

alternative Equitrans may continue to accept delivery and make such

changes necessary to cause the gas to conform to such specifications,

in which event the delivering party shall reimburse Equitrans for all

reasonable expenses incurred by Equitrans in effecting such changes.

Failure by either Equitrans or Customer to tender deliveries that

conform to any of the applicable quality specifications shall not be

construed to eliminate, or limit in any manner, the rights and

obligations existing under any other provisions of the executed

Transportation Service Agreement and shall not limit Equitrans' right

to refuse to accept deliveries from any Shipper that fail to conform

to applicable quality specifications at any time.


4.3 In the event that Equitrans' acceptance of gas which does not comply

with the quality standards contained herein results in the diminution

in quality, quantity, or economic value of gas transported for

others, Customer who injects or causes to be injected such gas into

Equitrans' system shall be liable for any damage caused thereby, and

such Customer shall indemnify and hold Equitrans harmless from any

damage caused thereby; provided, however, that Customer shall not be

obligated to indemnify Equitrans from any damage resulting from

Equitrans' negligence or willful misconduct in handling the gas

tendered for delivery. In no event shall any other Customer be held

liable for any damage to Equitrans' system caused by the acceptance

of gas which does not comply with the quality standards contained