Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/15/2008, Docket: RP08-374-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 271 First Revised Sheet No. 271

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 271





12. QUALITY OF GAS (continued)


(j) Microbiological Agents. The gas shall not contain,

either in the gas or in any liquids with the gas, any

microbiological organism, active bacteria or bacterial

agent capable of contributing to or causing corrosion

and/or operational and/or other problems.


Microbiological organisms, bacteria or bacterial

agents include, but are not limited to, sulfate

reducing bacteria (SRB) and acid producing bacteria

(APB). Tests for bacteria or bacterial agents shall

be conducted on samples taken from the meter run or

the appurtenant piping using American Petroleum

Institute (API) test method API-RP38 or any other test

method acceptable to Pipeline and Customer which is

currently available or may become available at any



(k) Non-methane Hydrocarbons. The gas shall not contain a

non-methane hydrocarbon content of more than twelve

percent (12.0%) of ethanes and heavier hydrocarbons

(C2+), of which the content of butanes and heavier

hydrocarbons (C4+) shall not exceed one and one half

percent (1.5%) of the gas.


12.4 If the gas tendered for Customer's account to Pipeline

shall fail at any time to conform to any of the

specifications set forth in this Section 12 or in

Pipeline's reasonable judgment, may cause harm to its

facilities or diminish the quality of gas in the system,

then Pipeline shall have the right, after either written,

oral or telephonic notice to Customer, to refuse to accept

all or any portion of such quality deficient gas. In the

event Pipeline refuses to accept gas tendered by Customer

because such gas does not conform to the specifications set

forth herein, Customer shall not be relieved of its

obligation to pay any Reservation Charge provided for in

Customer's Service Agreement. If the gas tendered by

Pipeline for Customer's account shall fail at any time to

conform to any of the specifications set forth in this

Section 12 then Customer shall notify Pipeline of such

deficiency and may, at its option, refuse to accept

delivery pending correction by Pipeline.