The Crude Oil Logistics Committee Established in 1993

Forecasting Procedures - Section 3


Forecast of Battery Supply - Forms A and B

3.1.1 Reporting Requirements - Forms A

The Form A forecast shall be completed by the non-pipeline connected battery operator and presented to the pipeline connected battery or truck terminal operator or to the pipeline connected or non-pipeline connected cleaning plant operator to which the non-pipeline battery intends to forecast and deliver its volume in the month being forecasted.

The non-pipeline connected battery operator shall present the Form A forecast on the schedule for Transfer Forms A (as shown in the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Industry Reporting Calendar) if the receiving facility is another non-pipeline connected battery; a pipeline connected battery, no matter who the operator is; a truck terminal not operated by the pipeline to which it is connected; a non-pipeline connected cleaning plant; or, a pipeline connected cleaning plant not operated by the pipeline to which it is connected.

The non-pipeline connected battery operator shall present the Form A forecast on the schedule for Forms A (as shown in the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Industry Reporting Calendar) if the receiving facility is a truck terminal operated by the pipeline to which it is connected, or a pipeline connected cleaning plant operated by the pipeline to which it is connected.

The non-pipeline connected cleaning plant operator shall present the Form A forecast on the schedule for Transfer Forms A (as shown in the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Industry Reporting Calendar) if the receiving facility is another non-pipeline connected facility or a truck terminal not operated by the pipeline to which it is connected.

The non-pipeline connected cleaning plant operator shall present the Form A forecast on the schedule for Forms A (as shown in the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Industry Reporting Calendar) if the receiving facility is a truck terminal operated by the pipeline to which it is connected.

The pipeline connected battery operator; the truck terminal operator; and the pipeline connected cleaning plant operator shall present the Form A forecast on the schedule for Forms A (as shown in the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Industry Reporting Calendar) to the pipeline to which it is connected. In the case of a truck terminal or cleaning plant operated by the operator of the pipeline to which it is connected, Forms A forecasts to the facility will be used by the pipeline.

In the event that a Form A is not filed with the receiving facility or the pipeline by the required deadline, the operator will attempt to obtain the required Form A. If no Form A is received, the operator may revert to the system calculated capability using the latest appropriate shipper splits.

3.1.2 Reporting Requirements - Form A Equivalent

In the case of a feeder pipeline that does not use the Form A format for some or all of its input points, the feeder pipeline operator shall inform those parties responsible to provide forecasts to the pipeline and the Crude Oil Logistics Committee of the format required for forecasts that are equivalent to Forms A forecasts. While such format changes can be accommodated, the information contained in the Form A Equivalent forecasts shall be the same as that contained in normal Form A forecasts.

3.1.3 Reporting Requirements - Forms B

The Form B forecast shall be completed by each of the parties completing Forms A forecasts and shall be presented to the shippers of volumes from their facility as notification of change in forecast volume or shipper ownership change after initial nominations are filed for a forecast month.

3.2 Interest Owner and Shipper Changes

For split changes to be effective with initial forecasting, the production interest owner shall present the delivery battery operator with such changes by the date shown on the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Forecast Reporting Calendar.

3.3 Forms A Forecasts and Form A Equivalent Forecasts

Forms A forecasts and Transfer Forms A forecasts and Form A Equivalent forecasts shall be presented to the appropriate facility or pipeline operator by the dates shown on the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Industry Reporting Calendar. It is imperative that the volume and shipper information be accurate.

The total volume forecast shall not exceed the system/facility calculated capability reported in cubic metres per day without a formal request for a capability increase accompanied with the require detailed backup for the requested increase and the appropriate COMS/EDI codes.

Lower total volume forecasts shall be submitted where appropriate.

Un-rateable deliveries shall be noted under the explanation section of the Form A or Form A Equivalent.

Where production is forecast for delivery to a bi-directional pipeline, volumes may be forecast to one or more pipeline-connected batteries or truck terminals providing that the total volume forecast does not exceed the total volume available for forecast.

Forecasts of new volumes to a pipeline-connected battery, a truck terminal or a pipeline connected cleaning plant that are transferred from another receipt point and are not new production will not be accepted until the receiving facility operator is satisfied that the previous receipt point is aware of the reduction in its forecast supply. Receiving facility operators will compare notes in this matter to prevent double forecasting. Such transfers will be checked monthly until a history of not less than three continuous months is achieved.

3.4 Upstream Gathering and Feeder Pipeline Operators

Upstream gathering and feeder pipeline operators provide downstream connected feeder pipelines with a Form A forecast for all volumes delivered through the pipeline injection point by the dates shown on the Crude Oil Logistics Committee Forecast Reporting Calendar.

 
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