Viking Gas Transmission Company

Original Volume No. 1

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

Original Sheet No. 72 Original Sheet No. 72 : Superseded






(d) the desired primary receipt and primary delivery point capacity for the

transportation service;


(e) whether Replacement Shipper is seeking firm or interruptible service.


3. Releases Permitted Without Prior Posting


A Releasing Shipper may release some or all of its transportation rights without

competitive bidding if its proposed release qualifies under this Section 3.


a) Short-Term Release Election: Competitive bidding for released capacity will not be

required if:


i) the release term is less than one calendar month for releases beginning on the

first day of the calendar month or less than thirty days for any other



ii) the Releasing Shipper provides Transporter with the information specified in

Section 1(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (k) and (m) with respect to the short

term release; and


iii) either the Releasing Shipper acts as agent for the Replacement Shipper with

respect to the released capacity and agrees to remain directly liable for all

rates, charges and surcharges associated with the released capacity, or prior

to the commencement of service the short-term Replacement Shipper enters into

a separate Transportation Agreement with Transporter incorporating the

information required by Section 3(a)(ii) and establishing creditworthiness in

accordance with the same standards and procedures as are provided for Bidders

in Section 5(a).


Releases made pursuant to this Section 3(a) may not be rolled-over, renewed or

otherwise extended beyond the term described above in Section 3(a)(i) unless the

Replacement Shipper agrees to pay the applicable maximum rate and meets all other

terms and conditions of the release request or the Releasing Shipper follows the

prior posting and bidding procedures; provided that the Releasing Shipper may use

this Section 3 to release the capacity again to the same Replacement Shipper

commencing 30 days from the end of the original release.


Releasing Shipper shall post the terms of a release under this Section 3(a) on

Transporter's EBB no later than 48 hours after the commencement of the release.


b) Maximum Rate Prearranged Bidder: Competitive bidding for released capacity will not

be required if a Prearranged Bidder has agreed to pay Transporter's maximum

applicable rates and to the maximum term and quantity stated in the Release

Request. Provided that: