Firm Pipeline Capacity
When contracting firm pipeline transportation capacity, it is important to determine if Nicor Gas has sufficient "take away" capacity at the point of delivery from the pipeline. At some pipeline delivery points, Nicor Gas' available "take away" capacity is limited. Attempting to deliver volumes in excess of Nicor Gas' "take away" capacity at such points, even if transported on firm transportation, will result in some or all of those volumes not being delivered to Nicor Gas.
If Nicor Gas has declared a critical day, attempting to deliver volumes in excess of Nicor Gas' "take away" capacity may result in customers incurring unauthorized use charges of $60 per MMBtu.
To prevent this potential situation, be sure to discuss it with your transporting pipeline.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Gas Transportation Center at 630.983.4040 Option 1.