M13 Transportation, Producer Balancing Service and Name Change Service

Are you a producer of Ontario natural gas looking to bring your supply to market?

After evaluating the viability of a natural gas well and determining if it is feasible to connect to Union Gas' pipelines, Ontario natural gas producers may choose to sell their production directly to Union Gas (using a gas purchasing agreement) or sell into the marketplace at the Dawn Hub using an M13 contract.

This service provides Ontario natural gas producers with a means to get their gas to Union Gas' Dawn Hub where it can be sold to any number of market participants. A corresponding balancing service takes the daily swing between production and market.

This reasonable efforts service will allow you to deliver your produced gas from its interconnection to Union Gas' system to Dawn provided that Union Gas has sufficient system capacity and your gas meets our quality standards.


Service Highlights

  • Produced volumes will be retroactively validated by measurement reports
  • Contract is established with a firm daily variability demand which is the permitted fluctuation in the produced volume
  • Daily differences between the produced quantity and that sold at Dawn will be accounted for through the producer balancing account
  • Producer may purchase third party gas only to correct a debit position in the producer balancing account
  • When producer nominates to sell gas at Dawn, Union Gas will affect a name change to facilitate the transaction

Receipt and Delivery Points

  • Receipt points – those points where the producer shall deliver its quantities to Union Gas as described in the M13 Schedule 1 of the contract which shall be completed through negotiation with the producer
  • Delivery Point – Dawn

Pricing and Fuel

  • Regulated rate service as per M13 rate schedule.
    • All values listed as Canadian currency
  • Regulated monthly fixed charge
  • Regulated delivery commodity charge
  • Shippers can make a one time decision, at the time of contracting, to provide Union supplied fuel (USF) or customer supplied fuel (CSF)
    • CSF is not subject to true up, USF is subject to intra-period WACOG adjustments
  • Charges for the firm daily variability demand, for each of the quantities credited/debited to the name change service, as outlined in the M13 schedule 2
  • A charge for exceeding the limitations of the producer balancing account as per Union Gas' C1 rate schedule


Contract Term

  • Evergreen
    • Subject to 2 months prior notice of termination

Service Eligibility

  • Union Gas must determine if it is feasible to connect producer’s supply to Union Gas' system.
  • Producer must provide evidence of viable production
  • Requires executed interruptible hub contract
  • Producer shall be subject to Union Gas' credit requirements as outlined in our credit process


Complementary Services

  • Enhancements using the standard interruptible hub contract for further market flexibility

How to Request Service

  • Please contact senior buyer, Gas Supply to explore the possibility of establishing a gas purchase agreement or a transportation and producer balancing service and name change service contract


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