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. 343 Original Sheet No. 343
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
5. MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT (Continued)
(e) Inaccurate Meter
In the event a meter is out of service, or registering inaccurately, the quantity of
natural gas received or delivered shall be determined,
(i) By using the registration of any check meter or meters if installed and
accurately registering, or, in the absence of (i),
(ii) By correcting the error or the percentage of error if ascertainable by
calibration, test, or mathematical calculation, or in the absence of both (i)
and (ii), then
(iii) By estimating the quantity of receipts or deliveries during periods under
similar conditions when the meter was registering accurately.
The accuracy of Seller's measurement equipment shall be verified by Seller at
reasonable intervals, and, if requested, in the presence of representatives of Buyer,
but Seller shall not be required as a matter of routine to verify the accuracy of such
equipment more frequently than once in any thirty (30) day period.
In the event either party shall notify the other that it desires a special test of any
measuring equipment, including any measuring equipment involving the accurate billing
of the natural gas delivered to the New York Companies, the parties shall cooperate to
secure a prompt verification of the accuracy of such equipment. The expense of such
special tests as may be requested by Buyer shall be borne by Buyer if the measuring
equipment, by such tests, is found to be correct.
(g) Adjustment for Inaccuracy
If, upon test, any measurement equipment is found to be inaccurate, such equipment
shall be adjusted at once to record correctly, and the amount of error shall be
determined by the most accurate method feasible. If, upon test, any measurement
equipment is found to be inaccurate by an amount exceeding two percent (2.0%) in the
measurement of gas quantities since the last preceding test, then the calculated
deliveries of gas shall be adjusted to compensate for such error. Such adjustment
shall be made for such period of inaccuracy which is definitely known. If the period
of inaccuracy is not definitely known or agreed upon, such correction shall be for a
period extending over one-half of the time elapsed since the date of the last test,
not exceeding a correction period of sixteen (16) days.
Measurement data corrections should be processed within six (6) months of the
production month with a three (3) month rebuttal period. This standard shall not
apply in the case of deliberate omission or misrepresentation or mutual mistake of
fact. Parties' other statutory or contractual rights shall not otherwise be
diminished by this standard.
(h) Maintenance of Records
Seller and Buyer shall preserve all original or equivalent electronic test data,
charts, or other similar records for a period required by the applicable rules of
regulatory agencies having jurisdiction.