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
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)
12. DETERMINATION OF DELIVERIES AND IMBALANCES
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.