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January 1, 2016 – Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its rates for transportation and storage services effective January 1, 2016. TransGas increased these rates by an average of 3.0 percent. The rate adjustments were required primarily due to increased costs incurred by TransGas to continue to provide high quality, safe and reliable service to its customers.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


January 1, 2016 – General Terms and Conditions

In an effort to increase the safety and reliability of its operations, TransGas Limited (TransGas) revised section 5.1 Quality Requirements, to include a Wobbe Index range to address concerns related to gas interchangeability.


January 1, 2016 – Definitions

TransGas Limited (TransGas) revised the definitions to include the definition of Interchangeability and Wobbe Index.


April 1, 2015 – Storage Terms and Conditions

Section 1.5, Renewal Rights, was adjusted to include the following provision effective April 1, 2015.

"Any reduction of Customer's Contracted Capacity shall be met with a proportional reduction of Customer's Contracted Rate of Withdrawal."


January 1, 2015 – Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its rates for transportation and storage services effective January 1, 2015. TransGas increased these rates by an average of 3.5 percent. The rate adjustments were required primarily due to increased costs incurred by TransGas to continue to provide high quality, safe and reliable service to its customers.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


December 1, 2014 – General Business Policies

II. Transportation – D. Rate Administration – 1.0 Rates and Other Charges, Section 1.3, Non-Standard Service, was updated to include the following paragraph effective December 1, 2014.

"In the event that a program featuring non-standard service subject to additional costs is terminated in its entirety, TransGas shall collect or refund, on a pro-rata basis, any outstanding balances from or those Customers that contributed to the balance."


November 1, 2014 – Queue Policy

Article 8.6 of the Queue Policy, Offer of Service was revised to state, "For applicants accepting an Offer of Service, their Queue Deposits will be returned no later than one (1) Month following applicant accepting the Offer of Service."

Additional housekeeping changes were also made. All changes were effective November 1, 2014


June 1, 2014 – Electronic Service Specifications Terms and Conditions

Operating Systems specified in the Electronic Business Service Specifications Terms and Conditions Electronic Business Application was updated to read, "Operating Systems on a client workstation should be multithreaded and pre-emptive (ex. Windows Vista, Windows 7)".


January 1, 2014 – Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its rates for transportation and storage services effective January 1, 2014. TransGas increased these rates by an average of 3.5 percent. The rate adjustments were required primarily due to increased costs incurred by TransGas to continue to provide high quality, safe and reliable service to its customers.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


November 15, 2013 – General Business Policies

General Business Policies, F. Terminations and Renewals Section 1.1 Long Term Firm Service, was updated with regard to Export Firm contracts changing the renewal notice from 60 days to 6 months. This change was effective November 15, 2013.


September 1, 2013 - Hydrocarbon Dewpoint

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its General Terms and Conditions Article 5 - Quality of Gas related to measurement of hydrocarbon dewpoint.


March 1, 2013 - Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its rates for transportation and storage services effective March 1, 2013. TransGas increased these rates by an average of 2.5 percent. The rate adjustments were required primarily due to increased costs incurred by TransGas to continue to provide high quality, safe and reliable service to its customers.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


November 1, 2012

TransGas revised the Storage Service Terms and Conditions to reflect changes in the timing of the offering of seasonal biddable firm injection service. Additional minor housekeeping updates were made within the Standard Forms and Schedules of Service sections.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


March 1, 2012 - TransGas Tariff Revisions

TransGas Limited (TransGas) has revised the General Business Policies, Queue Policy and Standard Forms of its Tariff to reflect changes made to the Queue Policy effective March 01, 2012.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


February 1, 2012 - Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its rates for transportation and storage services effective February 01, 2012. TransGas increased these rates by an average of 5.9 percent. The requirement for the rate increase was primarily due to increased investment by TransGas to continue providing high quality, reliable service to its customers.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


May 1, 2011 - NIT to TEP Receipt Service

TransGas Limited (TransGas) updated several sections of its tariff related to receipt service that will initiate at NIT and flow through to TEP. Additionally some housekeeping changes were completed, including the removal of the obsolete Hub to Hub service.


December 1, 2010 - Storage Terms & Conditions

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its Storage Terms & Conditions to clarify the treatment of inventory transfers when determining allowable injection and withdrawal limits and to update a reference to an act of legislation which had been repealed and replaced with new legislation.


May 1, 2010 - Temporary Assignments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its General Business Policies and Standard Forms to reflect the addition of revocable rights that can be elected for temporary assignments.


February 18, 2010 - Low Intervention Metering

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its General Terms and Conditions to reflect the requirements of Measurement Canada in order to allow the application for the "Low Intervention Trade Transaction" designation for appropriate metering sites on its pipeline system.


February 1, 2009 - Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) made changes to its rates for transportation and storage services effective February 01, 2009. TransGas increased these rates by an average of 8.6 percent. The rate adjustments were caused primarily by a reduction in transportation flows on the TransGas transmission system.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


January 1, 2009 - Low Heating Value Surcharge Service Rate Adjustment

TransGas Limited (TransGas) wishes to announce changes to its Low Heating Value Surcharge Service that are effective January 01, 2009. These charges are being adjusted to reflect a more recent valuation of the benefits that this service offers to customers and the sharing of these benefits between those taking advantage of the service and the general TransGas customers. A $50 per month minimum charge for each meter utilizing this service will also come into effect with these rate changes.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


January 1, 2009 - TransGas Investment Level Increase

TransGas Limited (TransGas) increased its standard investment level to $22.50/GJ/d/year of term effective January 01, 2009.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


June 1, 2008 - Transportation Rate Adjustment

TransGas Limited (TransGas) wishes to announce changes to its rates for transportation services that are effective June 01, 2008. TransGas will be increasing these rates by an average of 4.2 percent. The rate adjustment is caused primarily by a reduction in transportation flows on the TransGas transmission system. The lower flows are primarily due to normal gas field declines and natural gas producers not fully replacing these production declines.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.


November 1, 2007 - Fuel Gas and Unaccounted for Gas Assessment Changes

TransGas is changing the process used to collect Fuel Gas and Unaccounted for Gas from the Receipt Shippers. This is a gas-in-kind assessment that has typically been set annually. After a thorough review of the process, and through consultation at Customer Dialogue and one on one with several customers, TransGas will begin changing the percentage to be assessed on a monthly basis. Changing the Fuel Gas and Unaccounted for Gas assessment each month is common within the industry and customers have indicated that this process change can easily be accommodated. The Fuel Gas and Unaccounted for Gas assessments, in aggregate referred to as Fuel Rate, will increase from 1.05 percent to 1.31 percent effective November 1, 2007

TransGas will utilize its website to post the new Fuel Rate by the 20th of the preceding month. The specific website page can be accessed through the following link: http://www.transgas.com/infopostings/apps/monthlyfuelrateinq.aspx

November 1, 2007

TransGas has updated its Nomination Procedures for references to the newly observed period for Daylight Savings Time and its impact on summer and winter nomination deadlines, replaced references made to “Line Loss” to “Unaccounted for Gas” throughout the Tariff and completed other housekeeping changes to the Tariff Definitions.

July 1, 2007 - Storage Investment Policy

TransGas introduced a new Storage Investment Policy, after discussions with Customer Dialogue, effective July 1, 2007. For information on this new policy, please contact your Key Account Manager.

January 1, 2007

Effective with the Storage Invoices to be issued on January 2, 2007, TransGas will begin invoicing for Storage Service after the service has been received by the customer. This makes the timing of Storage invoicing consistent with the billing of other TransGas services. The TransGas Tariff has been updated to reflect this change.

If you have any questions, please contact your Key Account Manager.
 

January 1, 2007 - Transportation and Storage Rate Adjustment

TransGas Limited (TransGas) wishes to announce changes to its rates for transportation and storage services that are effective January 01, 2007. TransGas will be increasing these rates by an average of 2.0 percent. The rate adjustment is caused primarily by a reduction in transportation flows on the TransGas transmission system. The lower flows are primarily due to normal gas field declines and natural gas producers not fully replacing these production declines.

If you have any questions please contact your Key Account Manager.
 

December 1, 2006

TransGas has revised the Storage Terms and Conditions to indicate that short-term Summer Use Storage Service will only be offered for the month of October when TransGas is able to guarantee firm service throughout the month. For further information on this policy change, please contact your Key Account Manager.
 

July 1, 2006 Policy Changes

The following policy changes are being made effective July 1, 2006:

1) Renewal Notice Reduced to 60 Days.

Currently for firm Receipt, Delivery and Storage contracts the TransGas Tariff stipulates that “the term is automatically renewed (YAIT) for another 12 month term, …unless written notice is received by TransGas ninety (90) days prior to the anniversary date”.

At the June 21st Customer Dialogue meeting, TransGas put forward a proposal to reduce the notice period for termination or amendment of evergreening (YAIT) service from 90 days to 60 days. This proposal received unanimous approval and as a result, effective with contracts renewing this November 1st, the notice period will be 60 days.

To assist our customers, it is TransGas’ practice to issue renewal reminders to customers 30 days in advance of the renewal deadline. As an example, notices for contracts renewing November 1st will now be sent out August 1st with a response due back to TransGas by September 1st. These reminders provide the current details of the contract and the allocation to specific meters.

TransGas continually looks for ways to improve and streamline processes. We expect the reduced timeline on renewals will assist our customers with their contracting decisions and will provide better information and shorter turnaround on the issuance of the new service requests.

2) Late Payment Charge Assessments

The General Terms and Conditions stipulate that “TransGas shall have the right to charge interest……” The Tariff’s General Business Policy stipulates; “Interest will be charged….”. For flexibility, and to match practice with the Tariff, the word ‘will’ is being changed to ‘may’ effective July 1st.

Interest may be charged on all unpaid portions after the due date based on an annual interest rate of prime plus 4%

 

June 1, 2006 -TransGas Transportation and Storage Rate Reduction – June 1, 2006

TransGas Limited (TransGas) wishes to announce temporary changes to its rates for transportation and storage services that are effective June 01, 2006. TransGas will be temporarily reducing its service rates by an average 3.0 percent for the period June 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006.

TransGas last adjusted its rate levels on January 1, 2006, with an average system rate decrease of 2.6 percent. TransGas is now able to provide this further temporary rate reduction due to a combination of lower 2006 costs and additional 2006 revenues which were previously not anticipated.

If you have any questions with respect to how the rate adjustment will affect you, please contact your Key Account Manager, Chris Uhren at (306) 777-9501 or Wendy Uytterhagen at (306) 777-9687. If you have more general questions regarding the changes, please contact our Policies, Rates and Regulations Department: Gary Johannsson, Manager, at (306) 777-9560 or Vern Gorr, Director, at (306) 777-9556.

 

April 1, 2006

TransGas Limited wishes to announce the following changes to its Comprehensive Tariff. Effective April 1, 2006, the queue prioritizing based on Net Present Value has been eliminated. All queue requests will be prioritized based on the date and time the request for service was received. In addition, the Queue Policy has been reworded and restructured to make it more user friendly.

Further, effective April 1, 2006, the renewal rights for long-term firm Summer Use Storage Service has been changed from Yearly After Initial Term (YAIT) to Right of First Refusal (RFR). In addition, the Storage Terms and Conditions have been reworded and restructured to make it more user friendly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

January 1, 2006 - Transportation and Storage Service Rates and Fuel Gas and Losses Adjustments

TransGas Limited (TransGas) wishes to announce changes to its rates for transportation and storage services that are effective January 01, 2006. TransGas will be reducing these rates by an average 2.6 percent. This rate reduction is a result of increased flows on our system, as well as, continued operating, maintenance and administrative cost containment on the part of TransGas.

 

TransGas last adjusted its rate levels on November 1, 2004, with an average 3.4 percent rate decrease.


The new transportation and storage rates are available in the Rates and Charges section of the TransGas Comprehensive Tariff.


TransGas also wishes to announce that it will be increasing its transmission gas- in-kind requirement (unaccounted for gas [UFG] and fuel gas) assessed on receipt transportation from 0.4 percent to 0.6 percent effective January 1, 2006.

 

In 2001, TransGas began using variance accounts to track differences between the actual UFG and fuel gas for the year versus the gas supplied by shippers. The variances are then applied to establish the recovery rates for the following year.


For January 2005, the UFG assessment was set to 0.1 percent and the fuel gas assessment was set to 0.3 percent (aggregate 0.4 percent) in an effort to return the accumulated surpluses in the variance accounts. The variance accounts are currently at or near zero. As a result, the UFG assessment will be increased to 0.2 percent and the fuel gas assessment will be set to 0.4 percent.

 

If you have any questions with respect to how the rate adjustment or the lost and UFG adjustment will affect you, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

October 05, 2005 - TransGas Queue Policy Change

Effective 2005 September 13, the following changes have been made to the TransGas Queue Policy:

 

For receipt areas, customers who already have firm receipt capacity within a queued area will have the right to transfer this capacity to another location within the queued area under standard transfer policies. Those in the queue will not have first rights to this capacity.

 

For delivery areas, customers who already have firm delivery capacity within a queued area will have the right to transfer this capacity to another location within the queued area or, on a temporary basis, to the export market under standard transfer policies. Those in the queue will not have first rights to this capacity.

 

The relevant section of the TransGas Comprehensive Tariff can be found on our web site under Services, TransGas Tariff, General Business Policies, Queue Procedures section 1.7.

 

This policy change will increase our customers’ flexibility with regards to contract transfers to allow them to better manage their transportation portfolios.

 

September 22, 2005 - Tariff Change for Receipt Point Meters

July 1, 2005 - Changes to the CSO Terms and Conditions

Changes to the Common Stream Operations (CSO) Terms and Conditions were required to accommodate the new web application for monthly allocations and to remove the Schedule A from the CSO Terms and Conditions.  For further information, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

May 1, 2005 - Changes to the TransGas Investment Policy

November 1, 2004

Effective November 1, 2004, TransGas' Transportation and Storage rates were reduced an average 3.4 percent. In conjunction with the rate decrease, there were a number of other rate changes which were specific to various customer groups. Through a Cost-of-Service and Rate Review process by TransGas and the Customer Dialogue group, other rate changes were developed, including:

  • the removal of the Basic Monthly Charge for Large Customers

  • the removal of the Commodity Charge for Large Customers

  • the removal of the Commodity Charge for Storage Service

  • the creation of a Non-demand Interruptible Service

  • Reduction of the Energy Account Charge for TEP Service

  • Elimination of special Export rates for small volumes

  • Elimination of Backstop Service

For further information please contact:

Vern Gorr Policies, Rates and Regulations (306) 777-9556 or
Gary Johannsson Policies, Rates and Regulations (306) 777-9560

 

April 30, 2004 - Transportation and Storage Service Rates and Fuel Gas and Losses Adjustments

TransGas announces a change to its Fuel Gas and Losses assessment and reminds customers of the previously announced rate adjustments effective May 1, 2004.

January 7, 2004 - Transportation and Storage Service Rates and Fuel Gas and Losses Adjustments

TransGas announced a change to its rates for transportation and storage services that was effective January 01, 2004.

 

January 1, 2004 - Service Rate Adjustment

November 6, 2003 - NOTICE TO ALL SHIPPERS - Operational Flow Orders

November 6, 2003 - Hatton Transportation Service Rate Adjustment

TransGas Limited (TransGas) wishes to announce a rate adjustment to its Hatton Service Transportation Rates. The Hatton Service rates will increase by an average of 2 percent effective November 1, 2003.  For further information on this rate adjustment, contact your Key Account Manager.

 

August 1, 2003 - Temporary Reduction to Service Rates

May 1, 2003 - Business Changes

Three business policy changes will become effective on May 1, 2003. The first is the commercial movement of Storage to the TransGas Energy Pool (TEP). This will eliminate the following transport services: R-17 (interruptible receipt transportation to storage), R-13 (firm transportation from storage to TEP), and R-18 (interruptible transportation from storage to TEP).

 

In addition, a new commodity charge is being introduced to incorporate a value of service component to the storage service tolls. Some customers move their gas into and out of storage, or cycle the gas, a number of times during the year, while others may not move all of their gas into and out of storage in a given year. A Storage Commodity Charge will be implemented at the beginning of the new storage year, May 1, 2003. This charge will be paid as gas is injected into storage.

 

Also effective May 1, 2003, the maximum level of TransGas investment in Customer Specific Facilities will increase from $13.60 per GJ/day per year of contract term to $16.00 per GJ/day per year of contract term.

 

April 1, 2003

On April 1, 2003, TransGas made a change to its Fuel Gas and Losses policy. Previously, TransGas would accept, on a reasonable efforts basis, customer's daily line loss and fuel gas requirement from another Point of Receipt on the TransGas system. Customers have not been utilizing this option and TransGas' computer systems are not capable of handling this option. Since it would be very expensive to provide customers with this option, TransGas has elected to remove this clause from the Tariff. This removal has been discussed at Dialogue.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

December 11, 2002 - TransGas announces changes to its Service Rates.

November 1, 2002

Effective November 1, 2002, TransGas introduced a number of policy enhancements. These changes are part of the initiative that has become known as Connection to Value Two (C2V2). These policy changes include:

  1. Price differentiation for short-term transportation,

  2. Establishment of a toll premium for, and some quantity limits on the transfers of intra-Saskatchewan transportation service to export transportation service,

  3. Enhanced shipper accountability provisions associated with transmission system expansions,

  4. Revisions to the queuing process for requests of less than 5 years,

  5. Relaxation of requirements to obtain renewal rights,

  6. Clarification of minimum term requirements for different types of transportation contracts.

July 15, 2002

TransGas has made changes to its Comprehensive Tariff. Effective July 15, 2002, TransGas will no longer require intra-Saskatchewan delivery customers to sign a waiver to permit another person to hold the transportation service to the customer's delivery point.

 

Also effective July 15, 2002, the wording of the escalation clause for Hatton Transportation Service has been changed to reflect the original intent of how a rate change of other than November 1st would affect Hatton Service.

 

For further information, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

June 14, 2002

In anticipation of its new Internet nomination system (WebNoms), TransGas has made changes to its E-Business Terms and Conditions, Nominations Procedure and the TransGas Electronic Access Applications Form. The changes become effective June 14, 2002.

 

WebNoms is an electronic nominations system, which allows TransGas customers to create, submit and monitor their daily nominations.

 

For further information, please contact Darlene Exner (Supervisor, Contracts and Transport Management) at (306) 777-9805 or your Key Account Manager.

 

April 29, 2002

Effective May 1, 2002, there is a change to the withdrawal component of the TransGas Storage Service.

  • November 1st to April 30th of each storage year, the withdrawal service remains the same unless the customer's storage level drops below 20 percent.

  • If the inventory level drops below 20 percent, the firm allowable withdrawal rights are reduced to 80 percent of contract deliverability.

  • if the inventory level drops below 10 percent, the firm allowable withdrawal rights are reduced to 60 percent of contract deliverability.

  • The percentage full test will not apply from May 1st to October 31st. During this period the firm allowable withdrawal rights are equal to 100 percent of contract deliverability.

The Storage Web Application, which allows a customer to see his current inventory level, injections rights and firm withdrawal rights, helps customers manage their storage service.

 

For more information regarding this change in storage withdrawal service, please contract your Key Account Manager.

 

March 15, 2002

TransGas has made changes to the policy on Customer Contribution rebates with respect to permanent and temporary Assignments.

 

For further information, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

January 1, 2002

Effective January 1, 2002, TransGas adjusted its transportation fuel gas and line loss percentages.

 

For further information on this change, please contact your Key Account Manager.

 

January 1, 2002

TransGas is introducing a change in the hourly flow rate provisions for Interruptible Transportation Service. Effective January 1, 2002, the maximum hourly flow rate for Interruptible Transportation Service will be 120 percent of the Nominations hourly equivalent.

 

For further information, contact your Key Account Manager.

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