Equitrans, L. P.

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/16/2010, Docket: RP10-616-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 250 First Revised Sheet No. 250

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 250






12.1 Generally. Equitrans will attempt to receive and deliver quantities

of gas scheduled by Customers on each day during the year. From

time to time, and for reasons beyond the control of Equitrans, the

quantities of gas actually received and delivered may differ from

the quantities scheduled by Customers resulting in an overage or an

underage of gas on the pipeline system (referred to herein as

imbalances). This Section will describe the procedures which

Equitrans will use to allocate and correct imbalances and to

minimize the occurrence of such imbalances.


12.2 Customer's Responsibility. It is the responsibility of the

Customer to provide accurate and timely nominations of

quantities proposed to be received and delivered by Equitrans

under each of the Customer's service agreements; to maintain

equality between quantities actually taken by the Customer

and Customer's scheduled quantities under each service

agreement, and to maintain a concurrent balance between

receipts and deliveries under each service agreement.


12.3 Operational Balancing Agreements. An Operational Balancing

Agreement ("OBA") is a contract between two parties which specifies

the procedures to manage operation variances at an interconnect.

Equitrans will negotiate and execute an OBA with any party

that maintains production or pipeline facilities interconnecting

with the Equitrans system. To be eligible for an OBA, a party must

satisfy the creditworthiness standards of Equitrans' Tariff and

designate one or more persons for Equitrans to contact on a 24 hours

per day, 365 days per year basis. The terms and conditions of an

OBA shall be negotiated and mutually agreed upon between Equitrans

and the OBA party, and shall generally reflect the gas custody

transfer procedures to be followed and the methods for resolving any

variances between actual quantities and scheduled quantities at the

point of interconnection.