LEACH XPRESS
Leach XPress
Rayne XPress
Non – Binding Open Seasons
Columbia Pipeline Group is pleased to
announce another i...
Leach XPress
C
Columbia Pipeline Group (“CPG”) is pleased to
announce another innovative solution that will
allow the grow...
Leach XPress
Columbia Gas Pipeline (TCO) is responding to
the incremental supply needs of the growing
Marcellus and Utica ...
Leach XPress
While the ultimate recourse rate will be a
function of the final project scope and definitive
agreements, ind...
Leach XPress
development of the proposed projects; (4) to
not consider bids that do not present CPG with
sufficient econom...
Leach XPress
Columbia Gas Pipeline
Please return this non-binding Open Season Request Form by email on or before the dates...
Leach XPress
Requested Firm Transportation Service Levels
Please express the amount of capacity desired in term of Dth/day...
Leach XPress
Columbia Gas Transmission
Bidders who do not already have established credit with Columbia Pipeline Group sho...
Leach XPress
Columbia Pipeline Group (“CPG”) is pleased to
announce another innovative solution that will
allow shippers t...
Leach XPress
Gulf is offering receipt points of Leach, Adair or other mutually agreeable points.
Market and Points of Deli...
Leach XPress
While the ultimate recourse rate will be a
function of the final project scope and definitive
agreements, ind...
Leach XPress
Existing Shippers on Gulf desiring to turn back
capacity they believe may be used as a
substitute to construc...
Leach XPress
Columbia Gulf Pipeline
Please return this non-binding Open Season Request Form by email on or before the date...
Leach XPress
Requested Firm Transportation Service Levels
Please express the amount of capacity desired in term of Dth/day...
Leach XPress
Columbia Gulf Transmission
Bidders who do not already have established credit with Columbia Pipeline Group sh...
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Non-binding open season notices for Leach Xpress pipeline, running from Marshall County, WV through OH and to Leach, KY; and for Rayne Xpress, upgrades to an existing pipeline from Leach, KY to Rayne, LA. The combination of these two projects will deliver an extra 1 billion cubic feet per day of Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to the Gulf Coast.

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Columbia Pipeline Group Open Season Notices for Leach Xpress & Rayne Xpress Pipeline Projects

  1. 1. LEACH XPRESS Leach XPress Rayne XPress Non – Binding Open Seasons Columbia Pipeline Group is pleased to announce another innovative solution that will allow the growing Marcellus and Utica shale production areas to access liquid trading markets on Columbia Gas and Columbia Gulf pipeline systems via concurrent open seasons.
  2. 2. Leach XPress C Columbia Pipeline Group (“CPG”) is pleased to announce another innovative solution that will allow the growing Marcellus and Utica shale production areas to access liquid trading markets on the Columbia Gas (“TCO”) pipeline system. As we continue to develop ways to react to the constantly changing dynamics of the shale basin activity, CPG will maintain its competitive position by designing and constructing another successful project linking supply to end-use markets. TCO is announcing a non-binding Open Season to solicit interest in its Leach XPress Project (“Project”) which is designed to facilitate the transportation of production from Marcellus and Utica shale supply basins for ultimate delivery to Leach, TCO Pool or other mutually agreeable receipts or deliveries. The Project’s initial capacity will range between 1 Bcf/d to 1.5 Bcf/d with estimated transport rates between $.35 to $.55 dependent upon shippers requested receipt and delivery locations. A phased in approach for the capacity will start as early as November 1, 2016. Shippers who 1) execute binding Precedent Agreements no later than April 30, 2014 and 2) commit to a minimum MDQ of 250,000 Dth/d for a term of at least 15 years shall receive anchor shipper status. Anchor shippers will enjoy benefits such as contract extension rights, limited proration exposure, proration rights for deliveries to Gulf ML Pool, favorable cost sharing terms and other benefits negotiated on a not-unduly discriminatory basis. TCO reserves the right to reject bids that provide a contract term of less than 15 years. This Open Season will begin: 1:00 PM CST, Tuesday December 3, 2013 And will close 4:00 PM CST, Friday January 10, 2014 To participate in this Open Season, interested parties desiring firm transportation capacity in the Project should complete an Open Season Request Form (attached), with specific attention to the primary term of service, service commencement date, total firm capacity requested, rate for service (as set forth herein) and desired receipt and delivery point combination prior to 4:00 PM CST on January 10, 2014. After the close of this non-binding Open Season, TCO will follow-up with interested parties to determine next steps with respect to development and construction of the Project. TCO reserves the right to immediately negotiate and enter into definitive agreements with parties that participate in this Open Season and may or may not elect to hold any further Open Seasons related to the Project. Reponses from this Open Season will be evaluated by TCO, and TCO reserves the right to evaluate Leach XPress and Rayne XPress requests together for purposes of optimizing project economics and use of capacity on a not unduly discriminatory basis. Accordingly, Shippers wishing to take capacity on both Projects must submit a request for both Rayne XPress and Leach XPress. It is anticipated that binding Precedent Agreements will be executed with interested parties no later than April 30, 2014.
  3. 3. Leach XPress Columbia Gas Pipeline (TCO) is responding to the incremental supply needs of the growing Marcellus and Utica supply basins. The Leach XPress Project is offering shippers three distinct supply opportunities: (1) Market area 35 receipts – including but not limited to Majorsville, Smithfield and Mobley; (2) Utica – including options in Belmont, Monroe and Noble counties, Ohio (3) WB receipts west of the Seneca Compressor Station, and/or (4) other mutually agreeable receipt locations. The goal of the Leach XPress Project is to offer shippers access to major markets ensuring them consistent and reliable gas flows. These options include Leach and TCO Pool. TCO may also consider other mutually agreeable delivery locations. Project Map -1.2 -1 -0.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0 Winter13/14 Summer14 Winter14/15 Summer15 Winter15/16 Summer16 Winter16/17 Summer17 Winter17/18 Winter18 NE Basis Marks TCO Dominion Tetco M2
  4. 4. Leach XPress While the ultimate recourse rate will be a function of the final project scope and definitive agreements, indicative firm transportation rates for transportation from various receipt areas and deliveries herein are described below and depend on the firm path(s) and subscription levels under the Project. Market Area 35 $.45 - $.55 Utica Receipts in Noble, Monroe and Belmont Counties Ohio $.45 - $.55 WB Receipts west of the Seneca Compressor Station $.35 - $.45 Actual rates will be determined upon a final project scope and may vary among shippers, on a not unduly discriminatory basis, depending upon such factors as the receipt and delivery points elected, contract term, and other relevant factors. In addition to the above indicated transportation rates, which are inclusive of CCRM, shippers will pay the applicable surcharges and provide the applicable company use and unaccounted for gas associated with transportation under TCO’s FTS Rate Schedule as provided in TCO’s then effective FERC Gas Tariff. TCO anticipates that binding Precedent Agreements may contain a mechanism for each party to receive a portion of the cost or benefit resulting from final project costs. TCO will evaluate bids based on the total impact on Project economics as determined by TCO. TCO reserves the right to reject and remove from consideration non-conforming bids, bids that have a delayed in-service requirement or other contingencies, bids that require a contract with a partial-year term, or fail to meet the minimum terms set forth above with regards to rate, contract term, or any other economic criteria which could adversely affect the economics or operational viability of the Project. TCO reserves the right to define and maintain the economic viability of the Project at all times in its sole discretion, and TCO retains the right to enter into negotiations during this non-binding Open Season with those parties who express interest in the Project. Parties are responsible for securing their own transportation arrangements on pipelines upstream and downstream of the designated receipt and delivery points. These procedures and the attached Request Form are provided solely to enable interested parties to participate and attempt to obtain an award of capacity. TCO’s decision to proceed with the proposed Project is subject to TCO receiving a level of binding transportation subscriptions, that in its sole discretion, TCO determines to be acceptable. Moreover, and without limiting their scope in any way, TCO also explicitly reserves the right to (1) to conduct additional Open Seasons/reverse Open Seasons; (2) to determine and/or re- determine the size, scope, and cost of the Project; (3) to not consider bids that do not provide a sufficient level of detail to aid in the
  5. 5. Leach XPress development of the proposed projects; (4) to not consider bids that do not present CPG with sufficient economic value and /or (5) to reject or accept bids and/or material it received after the close of this Open Season. TCO also reserves the right to reject non-conforming and/or contingent bids and bids from any party that does not qualify for service in accordance with all applicable provision of the pipelines’ respective FERC Gas Tariffs. Existing Shippers on TCO desiring to turn back capacity they believe may be used as a substitute to constructing new facilities are invited to fill out the non-binding Open Season Request Form and advise TCO of their desire to turn back capacity by checking the appropriate space on the form. For those submitting a proposal in the reverse open season, a completed Open Season Request Form should be completed and received prior to 4:00 PM CST on December 23, 2013. TCO will evaluate proposals from existing shippers to turn back firm transportation capacity under existing service agreements that may reduce the amount of capacity for which facilities would ultimately need to be modified. However in TCO’s sole discretion, any capacity turn back proposal(s) would have to be compatible, economically accretive, and directly offset facilities that TCO proposes to modify to satisfy requests for capacity during the Open Season. If any interested party has questions or desires additional forms or information concerning this notice and Open Season, please contact: Trisha Young (713) 386-3777 tryoung@nisource.com Joshua Gibbon (713) 386-3718 jgibbon@nisource.com
  6. 6. Leach XPress Columbia Gas Pipeline Please return this non-binding Open Season Request Form by email on or before the dates listed below. Reverse Open Season Project Open Season December 23, 2013 January 10, 2014 Email: tryoung@nisource.com (Please include the phrase “Leach XPress Project Response” in the subject line) This Request From is subject to the requirements, conditions, and reservations set forth in the accompanying open season notice. Please complete all sections of the form. You may obtain a copy of the service agreement and a map showing the location of the new facilities by contacting Trisha Young at the above address or phone. Request for (Check One): Project Capacity Turnback Capacity Customer Information: Customer’s Company Name: Customer’s Company Contact Name: Title: Mailing Address: Delivery (or street) Address (if different): Telephone Number: Fax: Electronic Mail Address: Signature: Desired Service Commencement (month/day/year): Desired Contract Term Length: years and months
  7. 7. Leach XPress Requested Firm Transportation Service Levels Please express the amount of capacity desired in term of Dth/day for each desired Primary Receipt Point and each desired Primary Delivery Point. Primary Receipt Point – Meter Primary Delivery Point - Meter MDQ Demand Rate for Service
  8. 8. Leach XPress Columbia Gas Transmission Bidders who do not already have established credit with Columbia Pipeline Group should return this Credit Application Form with the Open Season Request Form, by mail, overnight delivery, or email on or before 4 PM CST January 10, 2014. Trisha E Young Columbia Pipeline Group 5151 San Felipe Suite 2500 Houston TX 77056 Email: Tryoung@nisource.com Company Name: Credit Contact Name: Credit Contact Phone Number: Credit Contact E-mail Address: Street Address: City: State: Zip Code: In addition to the information above, please provide complete fiscal year-end financial statements for the prior two years (audited, if available) and any available interim financial information. If financial information provided does not meet Columbia Pipeline Group’s minimum creditworthiness requirements additional information or some form of credit assurance may be required.
  9. 9. Leach XPress Columbia Pipeline Group (“CPG”) is pleased to announce another innovative solution that will allow shippers to access the last remaining backhaul capacity on the Columbia Gulf Pipeline system. Shippers will have the opportunity to access Leach receipts to markets on the Columbia Gulf (“Gulf”) pipeline system. As we continue to develop ways to react to the constantly changing dynamics of Columbia Gulf, CPG will maintain its competitive position by designing and constructing another successful project linking supply to end-use markets. Gulf is announcing a non-binding Open Season to solicit interest in its Rayne XPress Project (“Project”) which is designed to facilitate the transportation of supplies at Leach, Adair or other mutually agreeable points for delivery to ML Pool, Rayne or other mutually agreeable deliveries. This represents the last available capacity from northern receipt points, Leach and Adair, to southern deliveries including emerging LNG export points. Estimated transport rates range between $.12 to $.30 dependent upon shippers requested receipt and delivery locations. The projected in-service date is November 1, 2016 Shippers who 1) execute binding Precedent Agreements no later than April 30, 2014 and 2) commit to a minimum MDQ of 300,000 Dth/d for a term of at least 15 years shall receive anchor shipper status. Anchor shippers will enjoy benefits such as contract extension rights, limited proration exposure, favorable cost sharing terms and other benefits negotiated on a not-unduly discriminatory basis. Gulf reserves the right to reject bids that provide a contract term of less than 15 years. This Open Season will begin: 1:00 PM CST, Tuesday December 3, 2013 And will close 4:00 PM CST, Friday January 10, 2014 To participate in this Open Season, interested parties desiring firm transportation capacity in the Project should complete an Open Season Request Form (attached), with specific attention to the primary term of service, service commencement date, total firm capacity requested, rate for service (as set forth herein) and desired receipt and delivery point combination prior to 4:00 PM CST on January 10, 2014. After the close of this non-binding Open Season, Gulf will follow-up with interested parties to determine next steps with respect to development and construction of the Project. Gulf reserves the right to immediately negotiate and enter into definitive agreements with parties that participate in this Open Season and may or may not elect to hold any further Open Seasons related to the Project. Reponses from this Open Season will be evaluated by Gulf, and it is anticipated that binding Precedent Agreements will be executed with interested parties no later than April 30, 2014.
  10. 10. Leach XPress Gulf is offering receipt points of Leach, Adair or other mutually agreeable points. Market and Points of Delivery The goal of the Rayne XPress Project is to offer shippers access to major markets ensuring them consistent and reliable gas flows. These options include ML Pool, Rayne and emerging LNG export points. Gulf may also consider other mutually agreeable delivery locations. Receipt Capacity Available Delivery Capacity Available From Leach ~.6 Bcf/d To ML Pool ~.8 Bcf/d From Adair ~.6 Bcf/d To Rayne ~.5 Bcf/d
  11. 11. Leach XPress While the ultimate recourse rate will be a function of the final project scope and definitive agreements, indicative firm transportation rates for transportation from receipt meters and deliveries herein are described below and depend on the firm path(s) and subscription levels under the Project. Deliveries to ML Pool $.12 - $.18 Deliveries to Rayne Up to $.30 Actual rates will be determined upon a final project scope and may vary among shippers, on a not unduly discriminatory basis, depending upon such factors as the receipt and delivery points elected, contract term, and other relevant factors. In addition to the above indicated transportation rates, shippers will pay the applicable surcharges and provide the applicable company use and unaccounted for gas associated with transportation under Gulf’s FTS Rate Schedule as provided in Gulf’s then effective Gas Tariff. Gulf anticipates that binding Precedent Agreements may contain a mechanism for each party to receive a portion of the cost or benefit resulting from final project costs. Gulf will evaluate bids based on the total impact on Project economics as determined by Gulf. Gulf reserves the right to reject and remove from consideration non-confirming bids, bids that have a delayed in-service requirement or other contingencies, bids that require a contract with a partial year term, or fail to meet the minimum terms set forth above with regard to rate, contract term, or any other economic criteria which could adversely affect the economics or operational viability of the Project. Gulf reserves the right to define and maintain the economic viability of the Project at all times in its sole discretion, and Gulf retains the right to enter into negotiations during this non-binding Open Season with those parties who express an interest in the Project. Parties are responsible for securing their own transportation arrangements on pipelines upstream and downstream of the designated receipt and delivery points. These procedures and the attached Request Form are provided solely to enable interested parties to participate and attempt to obtain an award of capacity. Gulf’s decision to proceed with the proposed Project is subject to Gulf receiving a level of binding transportation subscriptions, that in its sole discretion, Gulf determines to be acceptable. Moreover, and without limiting their scope in any way, Gulf also explicitly reserves the right (1) to conduct or not conduct additional Open Seasons/reverse Open Seasons; (2) to determine and/or re-determine the size, scope, and cost of the Project; (3) to not consider bids that do not provide a sufficient level of detail to aid in the development of the proposed projects; ( 4) to not consider bids that do not present CPG with sufficient economic value and /or (5) to reject or accept bids and/or material it received after the close of this Open Season. Gulf also reserves the right to reject non- conforming and/or contingent bids and bids from any party that does not qualify for service in accordance with all applicable provision of Gulf’s respective FERC Gas Tariff.
  12. 12. Leach XPress Existing Shippers on Gulf desiring to turn back capacity they believe may be used as a substitute to constructing new facilities are invited to fill out the non-binding Open Season Request Form and advise Gulf of their desire to turn back capacity by checking the appropriate space on the form. For those submitting a proposal in the reverse open season, a completed Open Season Request Form should be completed and received prior to 4:00 PM CST on December 23, 2013. Gulf will evaluate proposals from existing shippers to turn back firm transportation capacity under existing service agreements that may reduce the amount of capacity for which facilities would ultimately need to be modified. However in Gulf’s sole discretion, any capacity turn back proposal(s) would have to be compatible, economically accretive, and directly offset facilities that Gulf proposes to modify to satisfy requests for capacity during the Open Season. If any interested party has questions or desires additional forms or information concerning this notice and Open Season, please contact: Trisha Young (713) 386-3777 tryoung@nisource.com Joshua Gibbon (713) 386-3718 jgibbon@nisource.com
  13. 13. Leach XPress Columbia Gulf Pipeline Please return this non-binding Open Season Request Form by email on or before the dates listed below. Reverse Open Season Project Open Season December 23, 2013 January 10, 2014 Email: tryoung@nisource.com (Please include the phrase “Rayne XPress Project Response” in the subject line) This Request From is subject to the requirements, conditions, and reservations set forth in the accompanying open season notice. Please complete all sections of the form. You may obtain a copy of the service agreement and a map showing the location of the new facilities by contacting Trisha Young at the above address or phone. Request for (Check One): Project Capacity Turnback Capacity Customer Information Customer’s Company Name: Customer’s Company Contact Name: Title: Mailing Address: Delivery (or street) Address (if different): Telephone Number: Fax: Electronic Mail Address: Signature: Desired Service Commencement (month/day/year): Desired Contract Term Length: years and months
  14. 14. Leach XPress Requested Firm Transportation Service Levels Please express the amount of capacity desired in term of Dth/day for each desired Primary Receipt Point and each desired Primary Delivery Point. Primary Receipt Point – Meter Primary Delivery Point - Meter MDQ Demand Rate for Service
  15. 15. Leach XPress Columbia Gulf Transmission Bidders who do not already have established credit with Columbia Pipeline Group should return this Credit Application Form with the Open Season Request Form, by mail, overnight delivery, or email on or before 4 PM CST January 10, 2014. Trisha E Young Columbia Pipeline Group 5151 San Felipe Suite 2500 Houston TX 77056 Email: Tryoung@nisource.com Company Name: Credit Contact Name: Credit Contact Phone Number: Credit Contact E-mail Address: Street Address: City: State: Zip Code: In addition to the information above, please provide complete fiscal year-end financial statements for the prior two years (audited, if available) and any available interim financial information. If financial information provided does not meet Columbia Pipeline Group’s minimum creditworthiness requirements additional information or some form of credit assurance may be required.

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