Venice Gathering System, L. L. C.

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Effective Date: 01/01/1998, Docket: CP97-533-002, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 173 Original Sheet No. 173 : Effective






17.15 Installation, Ownership, Operation and

Maintenance of Metering Facilities at Receipt



VGS shall not be required to construct any facilities

in order to render service hereunder. Unless otherwise

agreed, VGS, at its election, will construct, install, own,

maintain and operate lateral pipelines and metering

facilities properly equipped with orifice meters and other

necessary measuring equipment required to measure the

quantities of gas received into VGS' System or delivered

from VGS' System. The metering and regulating facilities

are to be installed at a location that, in VGS' reasonable

judgment, is practical, convenient and readily accessible.

The Operator/Shipper shall provide the exhibits necessary to

support any needed FERC proceedings or permits required by

any other governmental agency. Unless otherwise agreed, VGS

may require the Operator/Shipper to contribute an

aid-to-construction amount to VGS up to the cost of the

facilities, including all costs involved in the filing of

applications, pursuing approvals and obtaining all licenses

and permits required for transportation services or

construction, and further, amounts necessary to reimburse

any costs, including any income taxes that may be incurred

by VGS as a result of the aid-to-construction contribution.

Shippers, whether new or existing, shall bear all costs and

expenses attributable to the construction or acquisition of

any lateral pipelines or expansions of existing lateral

pipelines or measurement facilities.


The installation, ownership, operation and

maintenance of the Metering Facilities at the Receipt Points

shall be subject to the following: