Equitrans, L. P.
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 05/16/2010, Docket: RP10-616-000, Status: Effective
Fourth Revised Sheet No. 310 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 310
Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 310
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)
36. MARKET SEGMENTATION
1. A Customer receiving firm transportation service under Part 284 of
the Commission's regulations may elect, in accordance with the
provisions listed below, for its account or for the purpose of
implementing a capacity release transaction, to segment its
contractual entitlements into two segments as follows:
A. Receipt Segment. The receipt segment shall be from the point in
which gas is received into the Equitrans system and delivered to
either the Equitrans Market Aggregation Point or Equitrans
storage. The receipt segment shall be limited to Customer's MDQ
and shall be subject to applicable usage charges, fuel retainage
B. Delivery Segment. The delivery segment shall be from either the
Equitrans Market Aggregation Point or Equitrans storage to the
Customer's primary or approved secondary delivery point. The
delivery segment shall be limited to Customer's contractual MDQ.
Usage charges, fuel retainage and surcharges shall not be
applicable to the delivery segment.
2. Customer may exercise market segmentation by making a nomination to
utilize either an applicable Receipt Segment or an applicable
Delivery Segment, consistent with Customer's rights and obligations
under its existing service agreements contractual entitlements, not
to exceed Customer's contractual MDQ, and posting and releasing the
unused segment under Section 22 of the General Terms and Conditions.
Where market segmentation is achieved through a capacity release, the
Releasing Customers shall be entitled to receive contingent credit
for Reservation charges received by the Pipeline from the Replacement
Customer, in accordance with the applicable Capacity Release Service
Agreement. Segmented service entitlements shall be treated as all
other services under this tariff for purposes of nomination,
scheduling and operational flow orders.
3. The Market Aggregation Points are not physical delivery points on
Equitrans' system, but rather nomination points where natural gas
supplies are aggregated for transportation to downstream delivery
points. The shipper nominating gas to a Market Aggregation Point
will be charged Rate Schedule LPS rates on all daily imbalances
created by such nominations at the Market Aggregation Point.
4. Segmentation is limited to contiguous sections of the Equitrans'
system where gas can physically flow without imposing conditions
that may threaten the operational integrity of the Equitrans' system.
5. Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted to preclude Equitrans
from issuing an OFO in accordance with Section 11 of the General
Terms and Conditions.
6. Section 7.2 of the General Terms and Conditions of this tariff
describes the conditions under which shippers may nominate service
using secondary receipt and delivery points.