Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: CP01- 76-003, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 123 First Revised Sheet No. 123 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 123









(b) Natural Gas. The gas received by Operator and delivered to Buyer hereunder shall be a

combustible gas consisting wholly of, or a mixture of:


(i) Natural Gas of the quality of composition produced in its natural state except

as provided herein;


(ii) Natural Gas produced by vaporization of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); or


(iii) manufactured, reformed, or mixed gas consisting essentially of hydrocarbons of

the quality and character produced by nature in the petroleum, oil, and Natural

Gas fields with physical properties such that when the gases are commingled

they become indistinguishable with respect to the physical properties of the



(c) Processing. The gas received and delivered hereunder shall be Natural Gas as defined

in Paragraph (b) above; provided however, that Operator may subject or permit the

subjection of said Natural Gas to compression, cooling, cleaning, extraction or other

processes to such an extent as may be required in its transmission, liquefaction,

storage, and vaporization hereunder.


(d) Heating Value. Neither Buyer nor Operator shall be required to accept Natural Gas

having a heating value of less than 967 Btu per cubic foot. Operator shall not be

required to accept Natural Gas having a heating value of more than 1,065 Btu per cubic



(e) Objectionable Properties. The Natural Gas received and delivered:


(i) shall be commercially free from particulates or other solid or liquid matter

which might interfere with its merchantability or cause injury to or interfere

with proper operation of the lines, regulators, meters and other equipment of



(ii) shall not contain more than twenty-five hundredths (0.25) grains of hydrogen

sulfide per one hundred (100) cubic feet;


(iii) shall not contain more than twenty (20) grains of total sulfur per one hundred

(100) cubic feet;


(iv) shall not contain more than 4% N2 and 1.0% CO2;


(v) shall not contain in excess of seven (7) pounds of water vapor per million

cubic feet;


(vi) the gas shall not at any time have an uncombined oxygen content in excess of 10

ppm by volume; and


(vii) shall not contain any other harmful contaminants, including Hg, which might

interfere with proper operations of or cause damage to Operator's facilities.