Notice Detail
Return To Results
TSP/TSP Name:  809611911-KM LOUISIANA PIPELINE Critical: N
Notice Type Desc (1):  TSP CAPACITY OFFERING Notice Type Desc (2):  TSP CAP OFFERING
Notice Eff Date/Time:  02/04/2021 8:00:06AM Notice End Date/Time:  12/31/2049 9:00:00AM
Post Date:  2/4/2021 8:00:06 AM Notice ID: 41874
Reqrd Rsp:  5 Notice Stat Desc:  INITIATE Prior Notice: 
Subject:  Available Firm Capacity - OS #106
Notice Text:

DATE: February 4, 2021                                                                                 TIME: 8:00 AM CT



Open Season Timeline

Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC (“KMLP”) is holding this Open Season for capacity available for an interim period in accordance with Section 2.1(b)(7) of the General Terms and Conditions of its FERC Gas Tariff (as it may be in effect from time to time, the “Tariff”), commencing at 8:00 AM CT, February 4, 2021, and ending at 4:00 PM CT, February 4, 2021 (the “Open Season Period”).  Unless otherwise indicated, all capitalized terms that are used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Tariff.


The capacity offered in this Open Season is the subject of a prearranged deal.  Therefore, the customer under the prearranged deal (the “Prearranged Shipper”) has the right to match the highest net present value (“NPV”) bid(s) received in this Open Season.


Proposed Contract Terms

Rate Schedule:


Maximum Daily Quantity (“MDQ”):

40,000 Dth/d



April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

This capacity is operationally available for the specified interim time period above and cannot be extended beyond such time period.


Primary Receipt Point(s):


PIN 44403 – Egan Hub/KMLP Acadia


Primary Delivery Point(s):

PIN 45093 – Targa/KMLP TFS Calcasieu

Secondary Receipt Point(s) at

which the Rates

specified below apply:

PIN 44404 – Pine Pra/KMLP Acadia

Secondary Delivery Point(s) at

which the Rates

specified below apply:

PIN 44403 – Egan Hub/KMLP Acadia

PIN 44404 – Pine Pra/KMLP Acadia

Monthly Reservation Rate:




Commodity Rate for Primary

and Secondary 





*Applicable to Firm Transportation Service utilizing the Sabine Pass Expansion Capacity under Rate Schedule FTS.


Other Charges

Shipper shall also pay ACA, applicable fuel and unaccounted for gas charges, and all other applicable charges, surcharges, and penalties specified in KMLP's Tariff, as may be in effect from time to time, for Shippers utilizing the North to South Transportation Path.


Without limiting or waiving any other rights that KMLP may have with respect to this Open Season, KMLP reserves the following rights:

1.              At any time during this Open Season, upon notice and in its sole discretion, and in accordance with any applicable requirements set forth in the Tariff, to terminate this Open Season, to extend the Open Season Period, or to modify this Open Season.

2.              To clarify and finalize bids containing non-specific and/or ambiguous bid information (including, without limitation, rate, term, and receipt or delivery points) or discrepancies in bid information, provided that KMLP shall have no obligation to do so.

3.              On a not unduly discriminatory basis, to reject any bid or service request that, in KMLP's sole determination, is incomplete, is inconsistent with the terms of this Open Season, contains additions or modifications to the terms of this Open Season, is otherwise deficient in any respect (including failure to provide credit support as KMLP deems necessary), or requests service outside the scope of this Open Season.

4.              To reject any bid that does not specify capacity within the path posted above.

5.              To award capacity to mutually agreeable alternate receipt or delivery points if capacity is available at alternate meter locations.

6.              To accept negotiated rate bids. 


7.              To reject contingent bids.

8.              To reject bids that do not meet receipt point pressure requirements pursuant to Section 18.1 of the General Terms and Conditions of KMLP's Tariff.  KMLP will specify minimum receipt point pressures in resulting FTS agreements.

Submission of Bids

This Open Season is for capacity available for the receipt/delivery point paths specified above. In order to be considered eligible to be awarded capacity following this Open Season, potential shippers must submit a bid that specifies terms, volumes, receipt points, and delivery points that are consistent with the respective dates, quantities, and associated receipt and delivery zones outlined above.  All bids should refer to Open Season #106.


Available capacity volumes are contingent upon mainline and meter capacity.  Bids cannot exceed the stated maximum volumes.


Parties interested in this capacity should submit a binding Firm Transportation request through the DART system or submit a binding bid to  In accordance with Section 2.1(b)(5) of the General Terms and Conditions of the Tariff, any Shipper wishing to bid in an open season must satisfy the creditworthiness requirements in Section 12 of the General Terms and Conditions of the Tariff prior to submitting a bid.  A bid form must include at a minimum the following information: 1) company's legal name as it will appear on the FTS Agreement; 2) MDQ; 3) the term including the start and end dates; 4) monthly reservation rate per Dth; and 5) Primary Receipt Point(s) and Primary Delivery Point(s).  The bid form must be signed by an officer of the company. Confirm KMLP's receipt of any bid by contacting Caitlin Harris at 713-420-2915 between 8 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. CST on any business day during the Open Season Period.

All bids submitted during the Open Season may be withdrawn and replaced with a higher NPV bid during the Open Season Period.  Bids cannot be withdrawn and replaced with lower NPV bids absent a material error in the withdrawn bid.  Upon completion of this Open Season, all remaining bids will be considered binding until a successful bid(s) has been awarded.


The prearranged deal and all of its terms and conditions are subject to KMLP's Tariff and to all valid and applicable laws, orders, directives, rules, and regulations of duly constituted authorities having jurisdiction.  In accordance with Section 2.1 of the General Terms and Conditions of KMLP's Tariff, KMLP is posting this Open Season for competitive bidding as provided, and the Prearranged Shipper shall have a one-time right within 2 business days of notification to match any bids with a higher NPV in order to obtain the capacity.


The above-specified contract terms represent the minimum contract terms that KMLP is willing to accept for the capacity underlying the proposal(s) set forth above.  Bids for less than the minimum contract terms will be rejected.


In the event that, in this Open Season, a potential shipper submits a competitive bid(s) with a higher NPV/Dth than the Prearranged Deal in total but for a lower volume than what was specified in the Prearranged Deal, the Prearranged Shipper, if electing to match, shall be required to match that lower volume, higher NPV/Dth bid. The remaining volume of the Prearranged Deal that was not bid on in this Open Season shall be contracted for according to the terms of the Prearranged Deal.

Evaluation Method

All final bids for each proposal received during this Open Season will be evaluated on an NPV basis using the following factors:

NPV/Dth = En [R*(1 / (1+i)**n)] / Dth

En = summation of months 1 through n (Sigma)

n = term in months

R = incremental monthly revenue

Dth = MDQ of Contract

I = monthly discount factor of 0.8333%


In accordance with Section 30.2 of the General Terms and Conditions of the Tariff, to the extent the revenue level pursuant to any negotiated rate bid exceeds the revenue level at the recourse rate, the bidder bidding such negotiated rate shall be treated, for capacity award purposes, as if the rate paid is equal to the recourse rate.


For further information, please contact:

Name                          Caitlin Harris  

Phone Number            713-420-2915





SHIPPER'S LEGAL NAME (as it will appear on FTS Agreement): 




REQUESTED MDQ: ___________________________________________________



TERM (Begin and End Dates): ___________________________________________



MONTHLY RESERVATION RATE (per Dth): ________________________________


PRIMARY RECEIPT POINT(S):          ________________________     



PRIMARY DELIVERY POINT(S):          ________________________                                              





















Date: ______________________________________