Viking Gas Transmission Company

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 07/01/2004, Docket: RP04-306-000, Status: Effective

Fifth Revised Sheet No. 144 Fifth Revised Sheet No. 144 : Effective

Superseding: Fourth Revised Sheet No. 144








as of ________________, _____, by and between _____________________________________, a

______________________ [specify corporation or other entity type], with offices at

________________________________________ and ___________________________________________, a

______________________, [specify corporation or other entity type] with offices at

_____________________________________ (collectively, the "parties").






WHEREAS, the parties desire to facilitate transactions, reports and other information

exchanged by electronically transmitting and receiving data in agreed formats; and


WHEREAS, the parties desire to assure that such transactions are not legally invalid

or unenforceable as a result of the use of available electronic technologies for the mutual

benefit of the parties; and


WHEREAS, the parties desire to enter into this Agreement to govern their relationship

with respect to computer to computer exchange of information, also known as Electronic Data

Interchange ("EDI") transactions.


WHEREAS, recognizing that this Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) is a confidential

document whose revelation could jeopardize the commerce and communication that is conducted

between the parties to this agreement, the parties should take at least the same amount of

care to secure this TPA as would be taken with any other proprietary, internal or

contractual document.


NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and covenants herein contained, and

for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby

acknowledged, the parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:


Article 1. Prerequisites


1.1 Data Communications. Each party may electronically transmit to or receive from the

other party any of the transaction sets listed in the Exhibit(s), as such Exhibit(s) may be

revised by written agreement (collectively "Documents"). Any transmission of data which is

not a Document, a Functional Acknowledgement, an electronic delivery mechanism error

notification, or a time-stamp receipt response or record (collectively "Data

Communications") shall have no force or effect between the parties. All Data

Communications shall be transmitted in accordance with the standards and the published

industry guidelines set forth in the Exhibit(s). The Exhibit(s) to this Agreement is (are)

attached hereto. Any modification of the provisions contained in the body of this

Agreement will be effective as set forth in the Exhibit(s).


1.2 Third Party Service Providers


1.2.1 Data Communications will be transmitted electronically to each party as

specified in the Exhibit(s), either directly or through any third party service provider

("Provider") with whom either party may contract. Either party may modify its election to

use, not use or change a Provider upon 30 days prior written notice to the other party.


1.2.2 Each party shall be responsible for the costs of any Provider with whom it

contracts, unless otherwise set forth in the Exhibit(s). Each party shall be responsible

for services needed to carry out its responsibilities under this agreement.


1.2.3 Notwithstanding the acts or omissions of its Provider, for purposes of this

Agreement, each party is responsible for transmitting, receiving, storing or handling Data

Communications to the extent required to effectuate transactions pursuant to Section 2.