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007932908
Texas Eastern Transmission, LP
Not a critical notice
10/19/2006
09:14:20 AM
01/01/2100
09:14:20 AM
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10/19/2006
09:14:20 AM





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1. Under Section 3.12(A)(2) of its General Terms and Conditions, Pipeline is not conducting Net Present Value auctions for requests for firm contracts with terms of less than 90 days.

2. Under Section 4.1(A)(4) of its General Terms and Conditions, Pipeline is currently implementing all revised intra-day nominations subject to confirmation by upstream and downstream meter operators and if such nomination is permitted by the system's operating conditions, in Pipeline's reasonable judgment, unless notice to the contrary is posted in the Critical Notices section of this website.

3. Under Section 6.3 of Rate Schedule SS-1, Pipeline is allowing excess withdrawals, so long as such excess withdrawals do not threaten the operation of the system or Pipeline's ability to provide service to its customers, unless notice to the contrary is posted in the Critical Notices section of this website.

4. Under Sections 8.5(B)(1) and 8.5(C)(1) of its General Terms and Conditions, Pipeline agrees to other methods of communication when necessary to meet a customer's operational needs.

5. In the following circumstances, which Pipeline has determined do not have negative implications to Pipeline's customers, Pipeline is allowing gas to enter the pipeline system that does not meet certain of the quality specifications under Section 5 of its General Terms and Conditions. These are as follows:

"Pipelines Upstream Of Provident City Processing Plant In Texas - Pipeline is allowing above .2 gallons per thousand C5+ gas into this system. Pipeline is allowing gas into the system above 7.0 lb/mmscf water vapor. Pipeline is allowing carbon dioxide up to 4.0 percent on this system. Pipeline is allowing carbon dioxide between 4.0 percent and 5.0 percent when it has been calculated by Pipeline that the commingled gas stream within that segment or any other affected pipeline segment does not exceed 4.0 percent carbon dioxide and that such high carbon dioxide gas will not otherwise cause any physical harm to the pipeline and not otherwise harm system operations or integrity.

"Systemwide (other than Provident City to N. Little Rock): Liquefiable Hydrocarbons - Pipeline is currently allowing producers not physically upstream of a processing plant to tender gas that does not meet the standard for Liquefiable Hydrocarbons in Section 5.3(I) of its General Terms and Conditions into the system if and only if the following conditions are met: (i) the commingled stream, due to incidental blending, continues to meet the standard and (ii) receipts of such off-spec gas do not create volatility of gas quality to a degree that would create operational problems for end-use customers on the system or other interconnecting parties, nor do such receipts adversely impact the pipeline's physical facilities or system operations.

"Provident City to N. Little Rock: Liquefiable Hydrocarbons -- As a result of operational concerns raised by downstream entities and gas quality monitoring by Pipeline, Pipeline has notified all out-of-spec point operators in this area that their gas must be brought into compliance with the standard for Liquefiable Hydrocarbons in Section 5.3(I) of its General Terms and Conditions until further notice.

"Pipelines Upstream Of Venice Plant On The South Pass System Pipeline - Pipeline is allowing above 7.0 lb/mmscf water vapor into the system with the provision that the gas will be dehydrated at the first downstream dehydration facility.

"Pipelines Upstream of Larose Compressor Station: Liquefiable Hydrocarbons -- Pipeline is allowing above .2 gallons per thousand C5+ gas into this system with the provision that the resulting commingled stream downstream of Larose Compressor does not exceed .2 gallons per thousand C5+ gas.

"Pipelines Upstream Of Iowa Gas Plant On The Cameron System Pipeline -Pipeline is allowing above .2 gallons per thousand C5+ gas into this system. Pipeline is allowing gas into the system above 7.0 lb/mmscf water vapor with the provision that the gas will be dehydrated at the first downstream dehydration facility. Pipeline is allowing liquid hydrocarbon injection into this system with the provision that the free hydrocarbon liquids will be removed at the separation facility located near the Iowa Plant. Pipeline will continue waiving the hydrocarbon standards if and only if the following conditions are met: (i) the commingled stream downstream of the Gillis compressor station, due to incidental blending, continues to meet the standard in Section 5.3(I) and (ii) receipts of such off-spec gas do not create volatility of gas quality to a degree that would create operational problems for end-use customers.

6. Under Section 20 of its General Terms and Conditions, Pipeline waives its rights and/or customers' obligations under the following provisions of its tariff:

"Under Section 8 of its General Terms and Conditions, Section 3 of Rate Schedule TABS 1, and Section 2 of Rate Schedule MBA, Pipeline monitors, on a real-time basis, the inputs and outputs on the system, and while it does not rigidly enforce the daily balancing requirement on the system, it does require balancing if an imbalance would be material to the operation of the pipeline or present the potential either for operational problems or interference with service to other Customers. With respect to cumulative or monthly imbalances, Pipeline is in contact with its Customers throughout the month and continues to work with them with the following goals: maintaining the minimum possible monthly imbalances, reducing possible arbitrage on the system, minimizing adverse impacts of cashouts on the ASA, and minimizing credit exposure.

"Under Section 2.4(A) of Rate Schedule CDS, Pipeline waives the requirement that customers initiate the correction of imbalances caused by no-notice service within two days of their creation, so long as such waiver does not threaten the operation of the system or Pipeline's ability to provide service to the remainder of its customers. With respect to monthly imbalances, Pipeline continues to work with its Customers with the following goals: maintaining the minimum possible monthly imbalances, reducing possible arbitrage on the system, minimizing adverse impacts of cashouts on the ASA, and minimizing credit exposure.

7. Under Section 2.2 of Rate Schedule MBA, Pipeline agrees to any reasonable time period proposed by MBA Party for nominations to correct imbalances prior to cashing out any remaining imbalances at the end of the month.

8. Pipeline will, effective September 22, 2005 and continuing though November 30, 2005, waive pursuant to Section 20 of its General Terms and Conditions the excess storage injection charge under Section 3.2 of Rate Schedules SS-1 and FSS-1. Excess Injection Gas will be billed at the Injection Charge Rate instead of the Excess Injection Charge Rate.

9. Effective December 1, 2005, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) is willing to waive the provisions of Sections 4.1(A)(5), 4.1(B)(4), 4.1(D)(4) and 18.1(B) of its General Terms and Conditions and NAESB WGQ Standards 1.3.7 and 2.3.5 in order to make retroactive adjustments for Texas Eastern's errors, reconciliations of operational balancing agreements, and scheduled volume discrepancies identified at interconnecting facilities outside of the NAESB WGQ standard confirmation cycles. In addition, Texas Eastern will accept, for a period of up to three business days after the end of a gas day, retroactive adjustments for customer errors provided that the requested changes (i) are authorized by all affected parties, (ii) improve an imbalance position for the parties impacted, (iii) do not cause scheduled volume discrepancies at interconnecting facilities, (iv) do not cause a nomination to cross a restriction, (v) do not provide the potential for system arbitrage, and (vi) do not impact Texas Eastern or other customers in a detrimental manner.

10. Under Article I of the Forms of Service Agreements for Rate Schedules FTS, FTS-2, FTS-4, FTS-5, FTS-7, and FTS-8, Pipeline is allowing receipts and deliveries under those rate schedules to exceed applicable MDRO and MDDO entitlements to the extent capacity is available on any given day.

11. Pipeline continues to review its tariff and operations for discretionary action and will post additional acts of discretion under the tariff as identified.


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