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Non-Critical Notices - Detail
TSP Name:  Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C.
TSP:  00-691-4865
Notice ID:  8850
Critical:  N
Notice Type Desc:  Other
Notice Stat Desc:  Initiate
Prior Notice:  
Notice Eff Date:  03/05/2013
Notice Eff Time:  12:52:02 PM
Reqrd Rsp Desc:  No response required.
Post Date:  03/05/2013
Post Time:  12:52:02 PM

Notice Text

Posting for Expiring Contracts Available Capacity (ECAC 443) 

Effective Date: April 1, 2013 
Quantity Available:  75,000 Dth/day

Available Receipt Locations:      
                                Year round receipt capacity:
                                Neff Lake (NEF) -     47,000 Dth/day
                                Gilcrest (GIL) -      17,000 Dth/day
                                Mewbourn (MEW) -      75,000 Dth/day
                                Platte Valley (PVT) - 75,000 Dth/day
                                Platteville (PTT) -   75,000 Dth/day
                                Watkins (WAT) -       40,000 Dth/day

Delivery Location:
                                Year round delivery capacity:
                                Lodgepole (LPM) -     75,000 Dth/day
                                Arrowhead (LPM) -     75,000 Dth/day
						
				Summer only(Apr - Oct)delivery capacity:
				Ponderosa (PON) -     50,000 Dth/day
                                Tomahawk (TOM) -      50,000 Dth/day
                                Red Cloud (RCD) -     50,000 Dth/day


Location Type: Rec to Del 
Bid Due Date: March 20, 2013 

Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. (CIG) is conducting a binding open
season for 75,000 Dth/day of firm transportation capacity available effective
April 1, 2013 with firm receipts and deliveries as outlined above.

This open season will commence at 1:00 p.m., MCT on March 5, 2013, and will
close at 11:00 a.m., MCT on March 20, 2013.  Parties interested in bidding in
this open season should submit bids to CIG by 11:00 a.m., MCT on March 20,
2013.  The successful bidder (s) will be notified no later than 2:00 p.m., MCT
on March 22, 2013.

Bids should include the bidding party's name, ECAC number 443, quantity, term,
and rate.  Bids must be submitted via email to KMWestBids@KinderMorgan.com in
order to be considered valid.  By submitting a bid, the bidding party will be
representing that it has full authority to bind the requesting company.  Bids
may be submitted for quantities less than the full quantity available of
75,000 Dth/day.  The bid rate must be presented as the reservation rate per
Dth/month or stated as the maximum tariff rate.  The Commodity Charge, ACA,
Fuel, Lost and Unaccounted For, and any other authorized surcharges, if any,
will be in addition to the bid rate.  CIG reserves the right to not accept
bids that have rates less than the maximum recourse rate, as well as bids
stated as the dollar equivalent of the current maximum recourse rate.  Neither
negotiated rate bids nor conditional bids will be considered.  CIG will
evaluate all open season bids based on the highest monthly reservation rate per
Dth of the
monthly reservation charges for each bid.  If there is insufficient capacity
available to meet all successful bids, and if two or more of the lowest
accepted bids are of equal rate, unless such bidder(s) have elected
not to have the bid(s) prorated, capacity will be allocated pro rata based on
the Maximum Delivery Quantity of the bids that are tied.  Other receipt points
may be considered.  Please contact your Marketing Representative to discuss.

CIG notes that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued
Order No. 894 which, in some cases, prohibits multiple affiliates of the same
entity from bidding in an open season for capacity in which the pipeline may
allocate capacity on a pro rata basis.  It appears to CIG that the
restrictions imposed by FERC Order No. 894 will be applicable in this open
season and FERC recommends that potential bidders review and adhere to the
requirements of that FERC Order.

Following the award of capacity the successful bidder(s) must provide evidence
of creditworthiness in a manner satisfactory to CIG as provided for in Section
4.14 of the General Terms and Conditions of CIG's FERC Gas Tariff, Second
Revised Volume No. 1 (Tariff).  Satisfactory evidence of creditworthiness may
include a Letter of Credit, a guarantee from a creditworthy party or a
satisfactory review of the financial status of the successful bidder(s) by
CIG.  Each successful bidder and CIG shall enter into and execute a Firm
Transportation Service Agreement (FTSA) reflecting the terms of its bid as
awarded by CIG.  The FTSA will be in the form contained in CIG's Tariff.

Questions concerning this open season should be directed to:

Randy Barton                  (719) 520-4667
Cathy Bulf                    (719) 520-3797
Steve Dines                   (719) 329-5633
Tim Dorpinghaus               (719) 520-4245
Mark Iverson                  (719) 520-4587
Robin Janes                   (719) 667-7555
Damon McEnaney                (719) 520-4472
Steve Newell                  (719) 520-4341
Dan Willemyns                 (719) 520-4375