Open Season June 14, 2019

Binding Open Season for July 2019 Short Term Firm Export Service Offering

June 14, 2019

TransGas Limited (TransGas) hereby announces a Binding Open Season for Short Term Firm Export Transport Service for the TransGas Energy Pool (TEP) to TransCanada Pipelines (TCPL) at Whitewood and Empress. This Binding Open Season is being conducted pursuant to the terms and conditions contained within the TransGas Comprehensive Tariff and the terms and conditions set out herein.   

The cost for this service is the E11.1, E11.2 or E21.2 Short Term Firm Export toll; current TransGas rates are subject to change. New Short Term Firm Export service will be an E11.1 service. If a customer wishes to convert existing D11.0 or D21.0 delivery demand to export demand it will be an E11.2 or E21.2 service respectively. Customers will indicate their desired minimum and maximum volume and applicable service type for the requested service.

Service Type Toll Renewal Rights Transportation Capacity


Short Term Firm Export at Whitewood E11.1, E11.2 Or E21.2 No Renewal Rights (NRR) Up to 20,000 GJ/d July 1-31, 2019
Short Term Firm Export at Empress E11.1, E11.2 Or E21.2 No Renewal Rights (NRR) Up to 20,000 GJ/d July 1-31, 2019

Additional terms governing this service include:

  • Bids by entities or their affiliates cannot exceed the available transportation capacity for the available term.
  • Bid durations must match the available term length.
  • Queue deposit is not required.

The requests received will be evaluated and awarded based on the following:

  • TransGas will evaluate the Biding Open Season Bids until such time as the availability left in the Open Season has been awarded. If, at any point in time during the evaluation process, circumstances are such that a customer’s minimum requested capacity exceeds the available quantity, no further evaluation will be made to the submitted Bid Form. 
  • If oversubscribed, Bids will be allocated on a prorated basis.
  • Bids for each location will be evaluated separately.

Interested Customers are invited to complete the Request for Service by 12:00 p.m. Saskatchewan time, June 24, 2019.

Immediately following the close of the Binding Open Season, TransGas will evaluate the Bid Forms received, allocate the service quantities and contact interested parties regarding the amount of service allocated to them through the Binding Open Season. TransGas will then enter the Request for Service contracts into the TransGas Business System, QPTM.

If capacity exists after the close of the Open Season, TransGas will continue to award the remaining quantity through submission of a request for this service within QPTM on a first come first serve basis.