Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC
Fourth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/31/2008, Docket: RP09-158-000, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 342 Original Sheet No. 342
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
5. MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT
(a) Measuring Stations
Subject to the provisions of Section 20 of these General Terms and Conditions,
measuring stations will be installed, maintained and operated at or near each Point of
Receipt and each Point of Delivery, which measuring stations will be properly equipped
with standard orifice meters, flange connections, orifice plates and other necessary
measuring equipment or other standard type meter suitable for the purpose by which the
quantity of natural gas shall be measured and determined. Meter facilities
responsibilities relative to mainline expansion projects will be governed by the
related certificate authorization for the expansion project.
Service agreements subject to this Section 5(a) and entered into prior to November 22,
2004 will be grandfathered such that they will operate under the provisions of Section
5(a) that were in effect immediately prior to November 22, 2004.
The Heating Value of natural gas received or delivered shall be measured and
determined as provided in Section 4(b)(vii) of these General Terms and Conditions.
Orifice meters where used shall be installed and operated in accordance with ANSI/API
"Orifice Metering of Natural Gas and Other Related Hydrocarbon Fluids," latest
revision, and shall include the use of straightening vanes.
(b) Buyer's Check Measuring Equipment
Buyer acting jointly with Seller may install, maintain and operate, at its own
expense, such check measuring equipment as desired, provided that such equipment shall
be so installed as not to interfere with the operation of Seller's measuring
equipment. Seller shall have the right at its own expense to install check measuring
equipment adjoining the measurement equipment of each Buyer of the New York Companies,
provided that such equipment shall be so installed as not to interfere with the
operation of Buyer's measuring equipment.
(c) Joint Presence
Each party shall have the right to be present at the time of installing, reading,
cleaning, changing, repairing, inspecting, testing, calibrating, or adjusting done in
connection with measuring equipment involved in billing and used in measuring or
checking the measurement of receipts and deliveries, including any measuring equipment
involving the accurate billing of the natural gas delivered to the New York Companies.
The records from such measuring equipment shall remain the property of their owner,
but upon request, each will submit to the other its records and charts, together with
calculations therefrom for inspection and verification, subject to return within ten
(10) days after receipt thereof.
All installations of measurement equipment applying to or affecting receipts and
deliveries shall be made in such manner as to permit an accurate determination of the
quantity of natural gas delivered and ready verification of the accuracy of
measurement. Care shall be exercised by Seller and Buyer in the installation,
maintenance and operation of pressure regulating equipment so as to prevent any
inaccuracy in the determination of the quantity of gas received or delivered