CALGARY, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board)
today announced its decision on TransCanada PipeLines Limited's
(TransCanada's) application for approval of tariff amendments, with reasons to
On 17 June 2013, TransCanada filed an application seeking Board approval to
amend its Canadian Mainline Gas Transportation Tariff as follows:
-- to modify provisions applicable to Diversions and Alternate
Receipt Points (ARPs);
-- to eliminate the overrun feature of Storage Transportation
-- to eliminate provisions that establish requirements for the
timing and duration of open seasons for Short-Term Firm
Transportation (STFT) service and Short-Term Short Notice
(ST-SN) service; and
-- to modify renewal provisions for Firm Mainline Services.
The Board has denied some elements of the application and amended others.
Please refer to the Letter Decision for the complete details of the decision.
Reasons for the Decision will be published at a later date.
Diversions and ARPs
The Board has decided to deny the proposed amendments to the Tariff in respect
of alternate receipt points and diversions.
The Board has decided to deny the proposed amendments to eliminate the overrun
feature of STS service.
STFT and ST-SN Open Season Requirements
The Board has decided to maintain the current timing of the open seasons for
STFT and ST-SN. However, the Board has decided to amend the Tariff provisions
so that the minimum duration TransCanada is required to hold these open
seasons is reduced to 48 hours.
The Board has decided to amend renewal provisions for Firm Mainline Services
to require contract holders to provide TransCanada with two years' notice of
their intention to renew (instead of the six month renewal notice provision in
existence prior to this decision), and to require a renewal term to be one or
more full years.
Renewal Notice Transition Mechanism
The Amended Renewal Provisions are in effect immediately with one exception.
The Board has established a Renewal Notice transition mechanism to provide
Firm Mainline Service contract holders with at least 90 days' notice to decide
whether to renew their Existing Contracts and maintain the option of retaining
their renewal rights. The transition mechanism is in effect immediately until
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts
of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the
environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy
development and trade in the Canadian public interest.
This news release and the Letter Decision are available on the NEB's Internet
site at www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!
For a copy of theLetter Decision:
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