Gulf States Transmission Corporation

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Effective Date: 08/01/2009, Docket: RP09-804-000, Status: Effective

Fifth Revised Sheet No. 53B Fifth Revised Sheet No. 53B

Superseding: Fourth Revised Sheet No. 53B



15.21 Allocation Methodology (Continued)

(k) The time limitation for disputes of allocations shall be 6 months from the date of the initial month-end allocation with a 3-month rebuttal period. This standard shall not apply in the case of deliberate omission or misrepresentation o


(l) Allocated quantities and imbalances shall be expressed in the same units as the nominated quantities.


(m) Imbalance statements shall be generated at the same time or prior to the generation of the transportation invoice.


(n) If requested by a shipper or supplier on a transportation service provider's system, the transportation service provider should offer at least one pool.


(o) Deliveries from receipt pools should be delivered directly into at least one pool and delivery points should be able to receive quantities from at least one pool, excluding non-contiguous facilities.


(p) The transportation priority for fuel should be the same as the level of service as the transaction to which it applies.


(q) No imbalance penalty should be imposed when a prior period adjustment applied to the current period causes or increases a current month penalty.


15.22 Allocation Measurement and Reporting

(a) The cutoff for the closing of measurement is 5 business days after business month.


(b) Measurement data available upstream of aggregated points shall be sent to the Transporter and used to allocate the aggregated volume back to the upstream points.


(c) NAESB Standard 2.3.9 (Version 1.8) states: Standardize the reporting basis for BTU as 14.73 psia and 60 degrees F (101.325 kPa and 15 degrees C, and dry). Standardize the reporting basis for gigacalorie as 1.035646 Kg/cm2 and 15.6 deg

(d) For reporting purposes, BTU conversion factors shall be reported to not less than 3 decimal places and Pressure Base conversion factors shall be reported to not less than 6 decimal places. For calculation purposes, not less than 6 decim


(e) For treatment of measurement prior period adjustments, treat the adjustment by taking it back to the production month. A meter adjustment becomes a prior period adjustment after the fifth business day following the business month.


(f) For reporting measurement prior period adjustments, report it with the restated line item with new total quantity for the day and the month.