Viking Gas Transmission Company

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 09/01/2005, Docket: RP05-394-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 85A Second Revised Sheet No. 85A : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 85A







22.5 Capacity Reserved for Expansion Projects


Notwithstanding any other provision of this Tariff, Company reserves the right,

but shall not be obligated, to reserve for expansion projects capacity that is

or that will become available. The four types of capacity that Company may

reserve subject to the conditions of this Section are as follows:


(1) Capacity posted on Company's System as unsubscribed available capacity;


(2) Capacity posted for bidding pursuant to the provisions of Section 23 of

these General Terms and Conditions; provided however that Company's

reservation of such capacity shall be conditioned on the existing capacity

holder ("Existing Shipper") not retaining such capacity pursuant to the

exercise of Existing Shipper's rights of first refusal pursuant to

Section 23 of these General Terms and Conditions;


(3) Capacity that is made available to Company for use in an expansion project

in accordance with the terms and conditions of an offer by Company to

accept permanent releases of capacity to serve an expansion project;


(4) Capacity that is returned to Company by an existing capacity holder at the

expiration of that capacity holder's contract term(s).


Company shall post any reserved capacity on its System. The reservation

posting shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:


(1) a description of the expansion project for which the capacity is being



(2) the quantity of capacity being reserved;


(3) the location of the reserved capacity on the pipeline system; and


(4) the estimated in-service date of the expansion project. Company shall

make reasonable efforts to update the reservation posting up to the

in-service date of the expansion project to reflect any material changes

in the scope of the expansion project. Company may only reserve capacity

for an expansion project for which an open season has been held or will be

held within one (1) year of the date that capacity posted as reserved

becomes available on a limited-term basis as set forth below. Company

will not, absent Commission approval, accept advance payments to reserve

capacity under this Section.


To the extent capacity reserved under this Section is currently available,

Company shall make such capacity available for transportation service pursuant

to the provisions of Company's FERC Gas Tariff on a limited-term basis up to

the in-service date of the expansion project(s). For such limited-term

agreements, Company reserves the right to limit any extension rights provided

in the Firm Transportation Agreement or under Company's FERC Gas Tariff

commensurate with the proposed in-service date of the expansion project.

Company will indicate in any open season posting of the capacity any

limitations on extension rights that will apply to such limited-term

transportation service.