Viking Gas Transmission Company

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Effective Date: 11/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 52-001, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 40 Original Sheet No. 40 : Superseded









Except where the context expressly states another meaning, the following terms when used in

this Tariff and in any Transportation Agreement incorporating this Tariff, shall be construed

to have the following meanings:


1. The term "Transporter" shall mean Viking Gas Transmission Company acting in its capacity

as transporter.


2. The term "Shipper" shall mean any transportation customer of Transporter.


3. The term "day" shall mean a period of twenty-four consecutive hours, beginning and

ending at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time and "daylight savings time" will not be

observed, or at such other hour as Buyer and Seller may agree upon.


4. The term "month" shall mean the period beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the

calendar month and ending at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the next succeeding calendar

month, or at such hour as Shipper and Transporter may agree upon.


5. The term "year" shall mean a period of 365 consecutive days beginning on the date

natural gas is first delivered or is to be delivered under the Transportation Agreement,

whichever is earlier, or on any anniversary thereof; provided, however, that any such

year which contains a date of February 29 shall consist of 366 consecutive days.


6. The term "cubic foot" shall mean the quantity of gas which occupies one cubic foot when

such gas is at a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and at a pressure of .33 pounds

per square inch above an assumed atmospheric pressure of 14.44 pounds per square inch

(14.73 pounds per square inch absolute).


7. The term "Mcf" shall mean 1,000 cubic feet of gas.


8. The term "volume", where used herein or in a Transportation Agreement, shall mean the

number of Mcf adjusted for heat content (in Btus or Dths) as applicable.


9. The term "British thermal unit" or "Btu" shall mean the International Tables British

Thermal Unit, which is defined as one Btu = 1055.056 joules.


10. The term "Dekatherm" or "Dth" shall mean the quantity of heat energy which is 1,000,000

British thermal units.