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STS-L Storage Transportation Service - Linked

Description of Service:

  • Service used for load balancing purposes allowing injections and withdrawals at storage locations
  • Intended for use in “unbundled” LDC environments
  • A long-haul FT or MFP contract to the market location must be linked to the STS-L contract, and can be held by either the STS-L shipper or a third party  

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Allows a long-haul FT or MFP contract holder, in combination with their STS-L contract, to meet seasonal market and storage requirements and still keep a high load factor
  • Flexibility features include renewal rights, additional nomination windows to better balance daily gas supply and consumption, and assignment rights
  • Accommodates an unbundled LDC environment where the linked long-haul FT or MFP contract may be held by another shipper

How to Access this Service:

  • Bid for service through a TransCanada held Open Season. Notices are posted on the TransCanada website and detail the capacity offered as well as the bidding process. 
  • Shipper must sign an STS-L contract for the accepted bid with TransCanada
  • A long-haul FT or MFP contract with TransCanada to the shipper’s market location must be linked to the STS-L contract 
  • Shipper may also sign an Assignment Agreement with TransCanada and the holder of an existing STS-L contract to take over all or a portion of that existing contract-holder’s service.

For Further Information

Contact your Customer Account Manager, or via any of the options listed below.

The Pipe Line: 1.403.920.PIPE (7473) 
Email:  customer_express@transcanada.com 

Attributes

Service Priority

Injections and withdrawals are firm dependent on season and location of market vs storage

Renewal Rights

Renewal minimum 1 year
2 years' notice required

Build

TransCanada will build facilities with a minimum 15 year contract term

Service
Flexibility

Assignments
8 nomination windows
Ability to convert to EMB

Access

Open Season
Awarded based on term x toll
A long-haul FT or MFP contract to the market location must be linked to the STS-L contract

Term

Minimum term is 1 year

Toll

Monthly STS demand toll

Please Note:
This service description is for informational purposes only. For more detailed descriptions, please review the Transportation Tariff which provides complete detail and supersedes the information provided on this page.

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