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Notice of Open Season 210
OS210 - Long Term Enhanced Firm Transportation Capacity at Wheatfield

STATUS IS:
CLOSED

POSTED: 7/29/2015
TERM:7/29/2015
- 8/5/2015
8/10/2015 - No bids have been received. Capacity remains available on a post-open season basis. Please contact your marking representative for more information.

NATIONAL FUEL GAS SUPPLY CORPORATION

OPEN SEASON - OS210

LONG TERM ENHANCED FIRM TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (“National”) is pleased to announce the commencement of an Open Season for Enhanced Firm Transportation ("EFT") service from a planned new interconnection with Empire Pipeline, Inc. ("Empire") at Wheatfield, NY ("Wheatfield Interconnection"), providing shippers with access to the National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (“NFGDC”) Western New York market area.

The planned in-service date for the new Wheatfield Interconnection is November 1, 2015.

Participation in this Open Season is non-binding for bidders and National Fuel.

AVAILABLE CAPACITY:  Up to 46,000 dth/d

OFFERING TIME FRAME:  July 29, 2015 through 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 5, 2015.

TERM:  Commencing the later of: November 1, 2015 or the date on which Wheatfield Station facilities are placed into service; there is no minimum or maximum term.

RATE INFORMATION:

Bids will be accepted under National Fuel's EFT rate schedule only. The current applicable maximum tariff rates under the EFT Rate Schedule are listed in the table below.

 

Maximum Rate

EFT Rate Component

$3.9653 per Dth/day

Reservation Charge (monthly, applied to contract MDTQ)

$0.0148 per Dth/day

Commodity Charge (daily, applied to Dth quantity transported)

$0.0014 per Dth/day

FERC ACA Commodity Surcharge (daily, applied to Dth quantity transported)

$0.1452 per Dth

100% Load Factor Rate*

0.96%

Current Fuel & Company Use/LAUF*

*Excluding ACA Surcharges and applicable Fuel & Company Use/LAUF

*FUEL and LOSS ALLOWANCES:

Transportation Fuel and Company Use Retention and Transportation LAUF Retention (“Transportation Fuel/LAUF”), currently 0.96%, is subject to change under National’s GT&C Section 41 tariff sheets.

AVAILABLE PRIMARY RECEIPT POINT:

Point Name

Meter ID

Max Available Capacity (Dth/D)

Empire Wheatfield

TBD

Up to 46,000

 

 

AVAILABLE PRIMARY DELIVERY POINT:

Point Name

Meter ID

Max Available Capacity (Dth/d)

NFGDC - NY

NFGDC - NY

Up to 46,000

 

 

BID FORMAT AND AWARD PROCESS:

During the Open Season period, National Fuel will accept requests for this transportation service under National Fuel’s EFT rate schedule. Requests for rate discounts or discounts of fuel and loss retention will not be accepted. Shippers may request all or part of the available capacity, and are allowed to revise their bids within the posting period. All acceptable requests will be ranked and the best bid(s) determined based on the highest net present value (NPV) of the reservation charge revenues, per unit of capacity (Dth/day) requested. The NPV calculation will incorporate length of contract term and will utilize a monthly rate of 0.8% (9.6% annually) for discounting purposes. 

In the event that multiple shippers submit requests that are equivalent in value and term, the available capacity shall be prorated to those shippers based on the quantities requested. 

EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS:

Successful bidders will be required to execute and return the Service Agreements resulting from this Open Season within 30 days of receipt.

After agreements are executed, the results of this Open Season will be posted on National Fuel's website, http://www.nationalfuelgas.com/supply, under Marketing News and Offers.

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS:

Shippers will be required to demonstrate creditworthiness or provide a credit alternative acceptable to National Fuel.

BID PROCESS:

All requests must be submitted using a Service Request Form (“SRF”).  Bidders may complete an SRF online or download the PDF version from the Forms section of our website, or obtain one by contacting our Marketing Department at 716.857.7740.  If not submitted online, the completed form can be, mailed or faxed to the address listed below:

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

PHONE: 716.857.7740

FAX 716.857.7310

National Fuel Marketing Representatives:

Terry Falsone – 716.857.7602

Joe Kolis – 716.857.7520

Anthony Limina – 716.857.7924

 

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