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Notice of Open Season 214
OS214 - Firm Transportation and Enhanced Firm Transportation to MSW or NFGDC-PA/CRGCG

STATUS IS:
CLOSED

POSTED: 4/20/2016
TERM:4/20/2016
- 5/3/2016
5/9/2016 - No bids were received. Capacity remains available on a post Open Season basis, please contact your Marketing Representative for details.

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

OPEN SEASON – OS214

LONG TERM FIRM TRANSPORTATION (FT) & ENHANCED FIRM TRANSPORTATION (EFT) CAPACITY

NOTE: NFGSC is extending the OS214 end date due to a system evaluation related to this capacity offering. 

NOTE: NFGSC is extending the OS214 end time to 4pm EST. 

CAPACITY:

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (“National Fuel”) is pleased to announce the availability of Firm Transportation (“FT”) capacity and Enhanced Firm Transportation (“EFT”) capacity which are being made available in two distinct offers, as detailed below.

AVAILABLE CAPACITY:

Offer 1 (FT): 2,000 Dth/day

Offer 2 (EFT): 400 Dth/day

OPEN SEASON TIME FRAME: 

April 20, 2016 until 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 3, 2016.

TERM: 

Offer 1 (FT): Commencing June 16, 2016; no minimum or maximum term requirement.

Offer 2 (EFT): Commencing October 1, 2016; no minimum or maximum term requirement.

RATE INFORMATION:

Offer 1 Bids will be accepted under National Fuel's FT rate schedule. The current applicable maximum tariff rates under the FT Rate Schedule are listed in the table below.

 

Maximum Rate

FT Rate Component

$3.7049 per Dth/day

Reservation Charge (monthly, applied to contract MDTQ)

$0.0135 per Dth/day

Commodity Charge (daily, applied to Dth quantity transported)

$0.0014 per Dth/day

Applicable FERC ACA Commodity Surcharge, Rate Shown effective October 1, 2014 (daily, applied to Dth quantity transported)

$0.1378 per Dth

100% Load Factor Rate (Excluding surcharges and applicable Fuel & Company Use/LAUF)

1.11%

Refer to the “Fuel & Loss Allowances” section

 

Offer 2 Bids will be accepted under National Fuel's EFT rate schedule. The current applicable maximum tariff rates under the EFT Rate Schedule are listed in the table below.

 

Maximum Rate

EFT Rate Component

$3.8860 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

Applicable FERC ACA Commodity Surcharge, Rate Shown effective October 1, 2014 (daily, applied to Dth quantity transported)

$0.1452 per Dth

100% Load Factor Rate (Excluding surcharges and applicable Fuel & Company Use/LAUF)

1.11%

Refer to the “Fuel & Loss Allowances” section

 

FUEL AND LOSS ALLOWANCES:

National Fuel’s Transportation Fuel and Company Use Retention and Transportation LAUF Retention (“Transportation Fuel/LAUF”) will be retained on all transported quantities.  National Fuel’s Transportation Fuel/LAUF is 1.11%, effective April 1, 2016, and will be subject to change pursuant to GT&C Section 41 of National Fuel’s FERC tariff.

OFFER 1 (FT)*:

Available Primary Receipt Points:

Point Name

Meter ID

Capacity (Dth/day)

Nashville-NFGDC

NASH-NFGDC

2,000

TGP–Nashville

420243

2,000

 

Available Primary Delivery Point:

Point Name

Meter ID

Capacity Dth/day)

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.-

Mineral Springs City Gate

NFGDC-MSMX

2,000

*Total capacity in Offer 1 cannot exceed 2,000 Dth/d

OFFER 2 (EFT)*:

Available Primary Receipt Point:

Point Name

Meter ID

Capacity (Dth/day)

Appalachian Zone 2

AppZn 2

400

 

Available Primary Delivery Points:

Point Name

Meter ID

Capacity (Dth/day)

National Fuel Gas Dist. Corp.-PA

NFGDC-PA

400

Clarion River Gas City Gate

CRGCG

140

*Total capacity in Offer 2 cannot exceed 400 Dth/d

BID FORMAT AND AWARD PROCESS:

During the Open Season period, National Fuel will accept Offer 1 requests for this transportation service under National Fuel’s FT rate schedule, while Offer 2 requests will be accepted under National Fuel’s EFT rate schedule.  Shippers may bid on Offer 1 and/or Offer 2. Bids for Offer 1 and Offer 2 will be evaluated and awarded separately. 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. 

SERVICE AGREEMENTS:

Successful bidders will be required to execute and return service agreements within 10 business days after they are received.

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, 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 Gas Supply Corp. Marketing Representatives:

Terry Falsone – 716.857.7602

Joe Kolis – 716.857.7520

Anthony Limina – 716.857.7924

 

Contact Our Marketing Department

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