Northern Natural Gas Company
Fifth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/31/9999, Docket: RP00-404-007, Status: Accepted
Second Revised Sheet No. 305 Second Revised Sheet No. 305 : Pending
Superseding: Sheet No. 305
56. SEGMENTATION OF CAPACITY
Segmentation may be accomplished in Northern's Market and Field Areas by submitting
a written request in accordance with Section 26, "Requests for Throughput Service"
and Section 27, "Information Required for a Valid Request" of the
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS of this tariff.
A. MARKET AREA
1. A Shipper utilizing firm transportation service under Rate Schedules
included in Northern's F.E.R.C. Gas Tariff may request, subject to the
limitations set forth below, to segment its Market Area contractual firm
entitlement into two segments as follows:
a. A Segmentation Pooling Point shall be established for Market Area
capacity and shall be the MID 17 Segmentation Pooling Point. A
Shipper's segmented entitlement will be separated into two separate
service agreements, one for the Access Segment and another for the
b. Access Segment: The "Access Segment" shall be from the Shipper's
Primary Receipt Point, excluding non-physical pooling points, to the
applicable Segmentation Pooling Point. The Access Segment MDQ shall
be limited to the available MDQ in the Shipper's service agreement.
Alternate receipt points shall be available within MID 17. The Access
Segment shall use the applicable Segmentation Pooling Point as
its delivery point. Volumes delivered to the Segmentation Pooling
Point shall not be subject to otherwise-applicable commodity rates or
mainline fuel charges.
c. Delivery Segment: The "Delivery Segment" shall be from the MID 17
Segmentation Pooling Point to the Shipper's Primary Delivery Point.
The Delivery Segment shall be limited to the available MDQ in the
Shipper's Service Agreement, and shall be subject to all applicable
transportation rates and charges provided thereunder. The Delivery
Segment shall use the MID 17 Segmentation Pooling Point as its receipt
2. All nominations for both the Access and Delivery Segments must be balanced
at the MID 17 Segmentation Pooling Point during each nomination cycle.
Shipper may exercise virtual segmentation rights for its own use by making
a nomination to utilize the MID 17 Segmentation Pooling Point; or by
posting and releasing capacity pursuant to the terms of Section 47 of the
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Segmented firm service agreements shall be
treated as all other firm agreements under this tariff for purposes of
nominations and scheduling, except that deliveries to and receipts from
the MID 17 Segmentation Pooling Points shall have an alternate scheduling