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Notice Type Desc (1):  TSP CAPACITY OFFERING Notice Type Desc (2):  TSP CAP OFFERING
Notice Eff Date/Time:  09/14/2020 10:00:23AM Notice End Date/Time:  12/31/2049 9:00:00AM
Post Date:  9/14/2020 10:00:23 AM Notice ID: 376396
Reqrd Rsp:  1 Notice Stat Desc:  INITIATE Prior Notice: 
Notice Text:

DATE: September 14, 2020                                                                                   TIME: 10:00 AM CT



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, 10:00 AM on Monday, September 14, 2020 and ending at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 17, 2020  (the “Open Season Period”).


Proposal: Receipt Zone 4 to Delivery Zone L/1 Capacity Proposed Contract Terms

Rate Schedule:


Transportation Quantity (“TQ”):

Up to 33,500 Dth/d

Tennessee reserves the right to reject bids with quantities that vary during the term of the bid


November 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021

Tennessee will reject bids with a commencement date prior to November 1, 2020, or a termination date later than March 31, 2021.


Primary Receipt Point(s):


420891 – POOLING PT – 300 LEG – ZONE 4


Primary Delivery Point(s):


420999 – POOLING PT – 500 LEG – ZONE L (Up to 33,500 Dth/d)


420366 – FGT/TGP CARNES MISSISSIPPI STONE (Up to 31,070 Dth/d)


420383 – GULFSTH/TGP KILN MISS EXCHANGE HANC (Up to 31,070 Dth/d)


Tennessee will accept bids with any combination of the above delivery points or any other mutually agreed delivery points between Zone 4 and 420383 – GULFSTH/TGP Kiln Miss Exchange Hanc

(excluding locations north of Station 219 on the 200L) limited to 33,500 Dth/d total.


Secondary Receipt Point(s) at

which Rates

specified below apply:

All Zone L/1, 2, 4 Receipt Points within Transportation Path as defined in Tennessee tariff.

Secondary Delivery Point(s) at

which the Rates

specified below apply:

All Zone L/1, 2, 4 Delivery Points within Transportation Path as defined in Tennessee tariff.

Monthly Reservation Rate:

Tennessee reserves the right to reject bids for less than Tennessee's applicable Base Reservation Rate per Dth.

Commodity Rate for Primary

And Secondary 


Tennessee reserves the right to reject bids for less than Tennessee's applicable Base Commodity rate per Dth.

Other Charges

Shipper shall also pay ACA, applicable Fuel and Loss Retention, (“FL&R), 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.              To reject bids at less than Tennessee's applicable Base Reservation Rate or applicable Base Commodity Rate per Dth.


2.              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.


3.              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.


4.              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.


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


6.              To reject bids received after the Open Season Period.


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


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


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


10.           To reject negotiated rate bids. 


11.           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 #1273.

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.  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. CT, 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.

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 for the aforementioned package(s). 


For further information, please contact:

Paul Gibson                (713) 420-5128

Caitlin Harris               (713) 420-2915

Adam Ledet                (713) 420-4813

Scott Minear                (713) 420-5177

Greg Pollard                (713) 420-7149