Suppliers can use the Nicor Gas Nomination System to submit nominations online. You must be registered with our Transportation Department to use this service. To register, contact email@example.com or call 630.983.4040, option 1.
This online system replaces the Electronic Nomination System and does not require software download. To use the new system, please review the job aids and training demonstrations below.
Job aids and training demonstrations will help you learn the Nicor Gas Exchange Nomination System. The job aids are designed to work with the training demonstrations.
These step-by-step movies (Flash Player required) cover all the menus and sub-menus of the Nicor Gas Nomination System. These demonstrations do not contain sound.
These job aids walk you through the steps to complete the different types of transactions.
Nicor Gas has compiled a list of producers and suppliers based on business contacts and its review of trade periodicals.
Nicor Gas has not investigated the history, reliability, financial conditions or any other qualifications of those parties. It also has no independent knowledge of the access of these parties to natural gas. Nicor Gas makes no representations, expressed or implied, as to these parties.
Before you enter into any contract, Nicor Gas recommends that you investigate both the financial history and qualifications of the seller and the terms and conditions of any contracts you may be asked to sign.
A Title Transfer Path enables broker-to-broker deals at City Gate. You will only need to create paths for brokers with whom you allocate gas.
Yes, you can delete the end date on the Path Update page.
The end user paths are created using Affidavits. You will need to create an Affidavit for each end user, end user group, and Customer Select® group for each pipeline that you nominate.
All of your contracts have been created. You will create your paths and Affidavits.
Once you create a path, it will not need to be re-created. You will only need to create new paths when you have new end users, hub contracts, or trading partners.
Select NIGAS at the bottom of the drop down list.
Check your Pool Summary Report to verify the gas that has been allocated to you from other shippers. If any of these amounts are incorrect, contact the shipper and have them change their nomination.
No, you will not see the supplier who nominated the earlier amount. To rectify this situation, you should first review your allocations across pipelines to verify that you have not already nominated to the end user. You should then contact the customer and work with them to determine why the MDQ has been exceeded.
You can nominate at anytime. All nominations must be received by 11:30am CT, one business day prior to the Gas Day.
Current nominations will not be copied into the new system. You will create all nominations starting with Gas Day August 20th. You may begin creating these nominations on August 11th.
You will not be able to make changes to the nominations on the weekend. The nominations will still need to be in by 11:30am CT on Friday.
No. If you see erroneous pool receipts on your Pool Summary Report, contact the shipper.
No, all nominations must be in by 11:30am CT, one business day prior to the Gas Day.
If you plan to nominate using external batch nominations, your IT department will need to set up the file. They will also need to verify that you have Internet Explorer.
All nominations require an end date. You can nominate for up to 1 month at a time.
Check your Pool Summary Report to determine if you are in balance.
You will need to nominate for every end user. You can nominate for up to 1 calendar month at a time.
You can manually enter cuts or you can enter them through a Batch Nomination.
There are no title transfer fees.
No, you will need to create your Affidavits manually.
Reference the Gas Nomination External Batch Program Specification job aid. http://www.nicor.com/en_us/commercial/gas_xchange/nom_system_training.htm.
Yes, the new nomination will update the previous nomination.
Below is an example of a batch file.
Yes, the deadline is 11:30 CT, one business day prior to the Gas Day.
You can enter nominations by hand.
No, the batch file nomination option is not in EDI format.
Only the Broker ID will display.
The Broker IDs will be the same as in the old system.
No, you can not search on the Package ID field.
We do not require a pipeline contract number. We confirm by the nominating entity.
Gas Transportation end user contracts are posted online, but they will continue to be handled using the current process.
Yes, the contract code is based on a combination of the end user information and your Supplier ID.
Yes, you will create an Affidavit for every end user during the week of August 11th through August 18th.
The end user paths will be created using Affidavits. You will need to create an Affidavit for each end user, end user group, and customer select group on each pipeline that you will nominate.
When you contract with a new single account end user, download the new Nicor Single Account End User contract at: http://www.nicor.com/en_us/commercial/transportation_customer_services/transportation_contract_forms.htm. When you receive your confirmation, the contract code will be listed at the bottom of the page.
Yes, you can designate as many administrators as necessary.
Information will be stored in the system beginning on August 20th. Reports will always be available for that Gas Day and beyond.
Nicor will be scheduling and allocating throughout the day. You can view you Pool Summary Report at 11:30am CT to verify your submitted nominations.