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TSP/TSP Name:  8001703-EL PASO NATURAL GAS CO. L.L.C. Critical: N
Notice Type Desc (1):  TSP CAPACITY OFFERING Notice Type Desc (2):  TSP CAP OFFERING
Notice Eff Date/Time:  08/01/2022 5:15:43PM Notice End Date/Time:  08/30/2022 9:00:00AM
Post Date/Time:  8/1/2022 5:15:43 PM Notice ID: 615544
Reqrd Rsp:  5 Rsp Date: 
Notice Stat Desc:  INITIATE Prior Notice: 
Subject:  Willcox to Ehrenberg Open Season
Notice Text:

Willcox to Ehrenberg

Open Season Notice of Available Firm Capacity

on El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (Transporter)

 

Bid Deadline – 2:00 PM Mountain Time (MT), August 29, 2022

 

Portable Document Format (.pdf) file of Open Season: https://pipeline2.kindermorgan.com/PortalWeb/PortalDocs.aspx?code=EPNG&parent=1600

 

Transporter is conducting a binding Open Season for capacity as outlined below.

 

Rate Schedule:

FT-1

Volume / Transportation Contract Demand (“TCD”):

Varying (See Bid Sheet)

Primary Receipt Point(s):

IWILCOXD (302080)

 

Note: Gas received at this location must be transported on the EPNG pipeline to this location. That is the only source of gas that can be accessed at this location.

Primary Delivery Point(s):

DSCALEHR (301016)

Flow Path(s):

SS1

In this open season, Transporter will consider alternative primary receipt and/or delivery points (subject to available capacity) in conjunction with some or all of the flow path and primary receipt and/or delivery points.  Parties that are interested in capacity at and from other primary receipt points or at and to other primary delivery points, or for other periods, should contact their service representatives or any of the individuals listed below.

Alternate Receipt Point(s) and/or Delivery Point(s):

The capacity offered in this Open Season will include the right to utilize the following receipt points in some combination with the following delivery points on an alternate basis at the same contracted rate:

 

Alternate Receipt Locations: All receipt points within Transporter's San Juan, Anadarko and Permian Production Areas (302347 STML SJN; 302344 STML ANA; and 302346 STML PER), 302080 IWILCOXD

 

Alternate Delivery Locations: 301016 DSCALEHR, 301693 INORBAJA,  300716 BLANTRAN, 300726 BONDTRAN, 300705 ANADTRAN, 302250 PLNSTRAN, 302136 KEYTRAN, 302407 WAHATRAN

Capacity Available Starting:

September 1, 2022

Open Season Start:

August 1, 2022, 4:00 PM MT

Open Season End:

August 29, 2022, 2:00 PM MT

Award Notification:

August 30, 2022, 5:00 PM MT

Bid Submittals:

To bid, complete the attached bid sheet and email it to KMWestBids@KinderMorgan.com.  Transporter reserves the right to reject any bid which fails to comport with the provisions of this Open Season

 

NOTE:  Transporter will rely upon the time an emailed bid is received to determine whether a bid is timely.  Bids that are received after the end date and time listed above (as determined by the time stamp on Transporter's email inbox) will be considered invalid bids and will not be eligible for an award of capacity in this Open Season.  Transporter recommends that bids be submitted well in advance of the closing time listed above to minimize the risk that any email delay could cause a bid to be excluded from consideration.

 

General Open Season Requirements:

Upon notice at any time and in its sole discretion, Transporter reserves the right to terminate this Open Season, to extend any date or time specified in this Open Season or to otherwise modify this Open Season.

 

Bid sheets must include the bidding party's name, Open Season Name (“Willcox to Ehrenberg”), quantity, term, and rate.

 

By submitting a bid sheet, the bidding party certifies that:

(a) All information contained in the bid sheet is complete and accurate;

(b) It satisfies, or will be able to satisfy, all the requirements of Transporter's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Gas Tariff, Third Revised Volume No. 1A (“FERC Gas Tariff”), as the same may be amended from time to time; and

(c) The person submitting the bid sheet has full authority to bind the bidding party.

 

Multiple independent bids may be submitted. Submitted bids for this Open Season, however, may be withdrawn by providing written notice of withdrawal to Transporter prior to the date and time of the Open Season End stated above and using the same process as submitting bids as described above.  Transporter will use the time and date stamp on Transporter's e-mail box to determine a timely withdrawal.  Once a submitted bid is withdrawn, another subsequent bid may be submitted by the same bidding party if and only if the subsequent bid is at a higher present value (“PV”).  Any subsequent bid with a PV equal to or lower than the withdrawn bid will be considered invalid

 

Bids submitted in this Open Season on or before the date and time of the Open Season End, that have not been properly withdrawn or considered invalid will constitute a binding irrevocable offer by the bidding party to contract for capacity.  The award of the capacity in the Open Season will be an acceptance of the offer and the parties shall be contractually bound at that time.

 

The bid rate must be presented as: (a) the reservation rate per Dth/month, (b) the reservation rate per Dth/day (which will be converted to a monthly rate by multiplying the daily rate times 365 and dividing the result by 12, rounded to the fourth decimal place), or (c) the maximum tariff rate.

 

In addition to the bid rate, each bidding party shall be subject to the applicable maximum usage rate and maximum usage surcharges, all other maximum rates, charges and surcharges, including ACA, Fuel and Lost and Unaccounted-for gas (“L&U”), and any other authorized surcharges assessed under the applicable Rate Schedule of Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff as may change from time to time.  This includes incremental lateral charges and any third party charges resulting from the use of capacity that Transporter may hold on other pipelines.

 

Transporter reserves the right to reject negotiated rate bids, bids that have rates less than the maximum Tariff rate (see the description in the Bid Sheet), bids stated as the dollar equivalent of the current maximum Tariff rate, bids that are incomplete, contain offers of varying rates within the term, contain additional or modified terms or are inconsistent with the provisions of Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff or this Open Season.  Transporter also reserves the right to reject bids that do not reflect the same quantity for the duration of the term.  Finally, the term must begin on the first day of the applicable month and end on the last day of the applicable month.

 

Transporter also reserves the right to seek clarification of any bid (including, without limitation, the rate, quantity, term, or receipt or delivery point(s)) but shall not be required to do so. To be considered, any responding clarification by bidders must be provided in writing and within the time requested by Transporter. Such clarifications shall be incorporated as part of the binding bid submitted by the bidder and, in the case of conflict with the earlier submitted binding bid, shall control.

 

Transporter notes that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Order No. 894, in some cases, prohibits multiple affiliates of the same entity from bidding in an Open Season for capacity in which the pipeline may allocate capacity on a pro rata basis.  It appears to Transporter that the restrictions imposed by FERC Order No. 894 will be applicable in this Open Season and FERC recommends that potential bidders review and adhere to the requirements of that FERC Order.

 

Creditworthiness Requirements:

 

The successful bidder(s) must satisfy the creditworthiness requirements of Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff.  Bidders that fail to satisfy such creditworthiness requirements within a reasonable time will have their capacity award withdrawn.  Transporter will treat the financial statements provided by bidders as confidential.

 

Execution of FTSA:

 

Each successful bidder and Transporter shall enter into and execute a Firm Transportation Service Agreement (“FTSA”) reflecting the terms of its bid as awarded by Transporter.  All successful bidders shall execute and return the FTSA within the earlier of the day before the first day of the term of firm transportation service in the bid as awarded by Transporter or twenty (20) business days following the day Transporter tenders the FTSA to the bidder (“Execution Date”).  If a successful bidder fails to fully execute and return the FTSA on or before the Execution Date, then Transporter reserves the right to cancel the successful bidder's binding bid without prejudice as to Transporter's right to seek any and all permitted remedies as a result of the successful bidder's failure to execute the FTSA.  The FTSA will be in the form contained in Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff.  Transporter and any successful bidder may mutually agree to enter into and execute more than one FTSA that together reflect all the terms of the successful bid as awarded by Transporter.

 


Evaluation Criteria:

 

If Transporter receives acceptable bids for capacity in excess of the actual amount of available capacity, then Transporter will award and/or allocate the capacity in a manner that yields the highest total PV as calculated below. In determining which bid(s) yield the highest total PV, Transporter reserves the right to combine multiple bids, in whole or in part, in a manner that results in a total PV of the combined bids that exceeds the highest PV achievable by accepting one or more of the disaggregated bids. This process could result in a bidder being awarded less capacity than requested (unless such bidder elects on its bid sheet not to accept an allocation of capacity).

 

PV will be calculated as the sum of the present values for all of the months beginning with the first month capacity is available through the end date of the bid term of up to a maximum of 420 months or 35 years regardless of the whether the actual bid term exceeds 35 years.

 

The PV for each month will be calculated as follows:

 

PV = (R X Q)/((1+i) to the power of n)

Where:

R = the monthly reservation bid rate

Q = the monthly bid quantity

i = the monthly discount rate of 0.3000% (which is the annual discount rate of 3.6% divided by 12).

n = the number of months from the earliest date the capacity is available in the Open Season to the last month the revenue will be received for up to 420 months of revenues (the first month capacity is available n = 1, the second month n = 2, and so on).

 

 

Contact Information:

 

Questions concerning this Open Season should be directed to:

 

Cory Chalack              (719) 520-3769

Damon McEnaney      (719) 520-4472

John Driscoll               (719) 520-4471

Randy Barton              (719) 520-4667

Robin Janes                (719) 667-7555

Thania Delgado          (719) 520-4482

Evelyn Spencer          (719) 520-4753

 

Open Season Bid Sheet

(See next page)


Open Season Binding Bid Sheet

Willcox to Ehrenberg

 

Email Bid To: KMWestBids@KinderMorgan.com

 

  1. Shipper Information:

 

Legal Name of Bidder:                                                     

 

Name of Requesting Party:                                             

 

Title of Requesting Party:                                                

 

DUNS Number:                                                                

 

Phone:                                                                             

 

B.   Capacity Bid:

 

Rate Schedule (e.g., FT-1):                                 

 

Requested Term Start Date:                               

 

Requested Term End Date:                                 

 

Transportation Contract Demand (“TCD”):                                    Dth/day

 

Will you accept an allocation of capacity if necessary      Yes                 No

 

 

 

 

 


Available FT-1 Capacity Summary

(Quantities in Dth/day)

 

 

2022

Receipt

Area/Location

Delivery

Area/Location

Path

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

IWILCOXD (302080)

DSCALEHR (301016)

SS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,000

15,000

36,022

89,985

TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT DEMAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,000

15,000

36,022

89,985

 

 

2023 Forward

Receipt

Area/Location

Delivery

Area/Location

Path

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

IWILCOXD (302080)

DSCALEHR (301016)

SS1       

101,976

89,828

60,492

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36,022

89,985

TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT DEMAND

101,976

89,828

60,492

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36,022

89,985

 

 


 

OPEN SEASON VOLUME BID

(Quantities in Dth/day)

 

2022

Receipt

Area/Location

Delivery

Area/Location

Path

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

IWILCOXD (302080)

DSCALEHR (301016)

SS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT DEMAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Forward

Receipt

Area/Location

Delivery

Area/Location

Path

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

IWILCOXD (302080)

DSCALEHR (301016)

SS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT DEMAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The sum of the monthly Maximum Delivery Quantities at the Primary Delivery Location(s) must equal the monthly Transportation Contract Demand.

 

 


 

C. Reservation Rate (read carefully and select one):

 

         Maximum Tariff Rate (i.e., the applicable maximum rate stated in Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff as that rate may change from time to time)

 

         Discounted Rate:  $ _____ per Dth per month or $ _____ per Dth per day (this rate is subject to the applicable maximum and minimum rates stated in Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff as those rates may change from time to time)

 

         Negotiated Rate:  $ _____ per Dth per month or $ _____ per Dth per day (this rate will be fixed and NOT subject to the applicable maximum or minimum rates stated in Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff as those rates may change from time to time)

 

Reservation rates bid as a daily rate (i.e., a rate per Dth per day) will be converted to a monthly rate by multiplying the daily rate times 365 and dividing the result by 12, rounded to the fourth decimal place.

 

D. Applicability of Usage and Other Charges:

 

In addition to the bid rate, successful bidders will be subject to the applicable maximum usage rate and  maximum usage surcharges, all other maximum rates, charges and surcharges, including ACA, Fuel and L&U, and any other authorized surcharges assessed under the applicable Rate Schedule of Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff as may change from time to time. This includes incremental lateral charges and any third party charges resulting from the use of capacity that Transporter may hold on other pipelines.

 

*By submitting this binding bid to Transporter, the bidding party certifies that (a) all information contained in the request is complete and accurate, (b) it satisfies, or will be able to satisfy, all the requirements of Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff, and (c) the person submitting the bid has full authority to bind the bidding party.