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Notice Eff Date/Time:  03/13/2019 8:45:10AM Notice End Date/Time:  12/31/2049 9:00:00AM
Post Date:  3/13/2019 8:45:10 AM Notice ID: 370761
Reqrd Rsp:  1 Notice Stat Desc:  INITIATE Prior Notice: 
Notice Text:

DATE:  March 3, 2019                                                                        TIME: 8:45 AM CDT



Open Season Timeline

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (“Tennessee”) is holding this Open Season in accordance with Article XXVI, Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions of its FERC Gas Tariff, commencing at 8:45 AM CDT, Wednesday, March 3, 2019, and ending at 4:00 PM CDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 (the “Open Season Period”). The capacity offered in this open season is the subject of a pre-arranged deal pursuant to Article XXVI, Section 5.9 of the GT&C of Tennessee's Tariff, the terms and conditions of which are disclosed below.  Therefore, the customer under the pre-arranged deal (the “Pre-Arranged Shipper”) has the right to match the highest net present value per dekatherm (“NPV/Dth”) bid received in this open season.


Proposal: Receipt Zone 5 to Delivery Zone 4 Capacity Proposed Contract Terms

Rate Schedule:


Transportation Quantity (“TQ”):

The pre-arranged deal is for 10,000 Dth/d.


Competing bids for this proposal cannot exceed 43,000 Dth/d.

Tennessee will reject bids with quantities that vary during the term of the bid.




April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020

Competing bids for this proposal must have a term identical to the pre-arranged deal.



Primary Receipt Point(s):


420870 – Pooling Pt – Niagara Spur Zone 5


Competing bids for this proposal must be identical to receipt point listed above.

Primary Delivery Point(s):


420867 – Pooling Pt – 200 Leg - Zone 4


Competing bids for this proposal must be identical to delivery point listed above.

Secondary Receipt Point(s) at

which Rates

specified below apply:

All Zone 4 and Zone 5 Receipt Points

Secondary Delivery Point(s) at

which the Rates

specified below apply:

All Zone 4 and Zone 5 Delivery Points

Monthly Reservation Rate:

$3.9542 per Dth

Commodity Rate for Primary

And Secondary 


Tennessee's applicable Minimum Commodity Rate per Dth/d

Other Charges

Shipper shall also pay ACA, applicable Fuel and Loss Retention (“F&LR”), Electric Power Cost Recovery (“EPCR”) charges, and all other applicable surcharges specified in Tennessee's Tariff, as may be in effect from time to time.



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

1.               At any time during this Open Season, upon notice and in its sole discretion, 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 Tennessee shall have no obligation to do so.

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

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

5.               To award capacity to mutually agreeable alternate receipt or delivery points if capacity is unavailable at the meters specified in the bid.

6.               To award capacity for a quantity less than the bid quantity, if sufficient capacity is not available to award the entire bid quantity. 

7.               To reject any bid that will result in a reduction of reservation charges.

8.               To reject negotiated rate bids. 

9.               To reject contingent bids.

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 #1202. 

Available capacity volumes are contingent upon mainline, meter and lateral 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 via facsimile at (713) 369-9305.  Customers may also submit a binding bid via e-mail by e-mailing their bid to  Confirm Tennessee's receipt of any bid by contacting the Bidroom between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. CDT, Monday through Friday.

All bids submitted during the open season may be replaced with a higher Net Present Value (“NPV”) bid during the Open Season Period.  Bids cannot be replaced with lower NPV bids.  Upon completion of this Open Season, all remaining bids will be considered binding until a successful bid(s) has been awarded. 

The Pre-Arranged Deal and all of its terms and conditions are subject to Tennessee's Tariff, as amended from time to time, and to all valid and applicable laws, orders, directives, rules, and regulations of duly constituted authorities having jurisdiction.  In accordance with Article XXVI, Section 5.9 of the General Terms and Conditions of Tennessee's Tariff, Tennessee is posting the terms of the Pre-Arranged Deal on DART in this open season for competitive bidding as provided, and the Pre-Arranged 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 Tennessee is willing to accept for the capacity underlying the respective Proposal.  Bids for less than the minimum Contract Terms will be rejected.


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

Evaluation Method

All final bids for each Proposal received during the 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 = TQ of Contract

i = Monthly Discount Factor of 0.8333%

Tennessee reserves the right to accept any one bid or combination of bids that will result in the largest aggregate NPV/Dth for the aforementioned package(s). 

For further information, please contact:

Kenny Durio                (713) 420-5307

Scott Minear                (713) 420-5177

Adam Ledet                (713) 420-4813

Adrienne Reid             (713) 369-8413