Northern has firm and interruptible transportation services, storage services, as well as other transportation related services that are available to customers as a reliable and flexible supply source to meet short-and long-term market demands.
Northern's system includes three underground natural gas storage facilities and two liquefied natural gas storage facilities, with a total firm service and operational storage capacity of 73 billion cubic feet.
Northern and its commercial staff is committed to proactively working with our customers to discuss business needs and define solutions. Northern doesn't just deliver natural gas -- we deliver solutions, tools and resources that improve the businesses of our customers.
See the links below to find out more or contact a Northern account representative regarding Northern's transportation and storage services.
As a firm shipper you can count on the delivery of gas on Northern's system when you need it. Northern's high level of reliability gives you the confidence you need to serve markets across the country. Contract quantities for firm transportation are generally expressed in terms of maximum daily quantity in decatherms (Dth). This is the volume of gas that Northern is obligated to transport from the point(s) of receipt to the point(s) of delivery. Your firm contract term can be varied as well, from one day to multiple years, depending on your requirements.
Advantages of using firm transportation at maximum tariff rates - all point flexibility, subject to capacity availability, at maximum tariff rates.
Additional advantages of using firm transportation - Northern's pricing desk is available to competitively market Northern's capacity on a daily basis.
Pooling points can be used to simplify the delivery or purchase of gas supplies.
Volume in excess of the total firm maximum daily quantity is transported as interruptible overrun service.
Term can vary, depending on your needs.
Northern will provide marketing services to assist you in marketing your excess capacity.
Interruptible transportation is designed to give you a flexible alternative to our firm transportation service. This is a commodity-based service determined on the volume that actually flows; therefore, you pay only for the capacity you use. On an interruptible transportation contract, volume is transported, subject to interruption.
One of the advantages of adding interruptible service to your gas portfolio includes using pooling points to simplify the delivery or purchase of gas supplies.
System Management Service (SMS) – This service provides a no-notice transportation service, which may be used in conjunction with firm transportation service. This service has a term that matches your corresponding contract for firm throughput. Even though shippers are expected to flow the volume of gas they nominate to our pipe, we know that occasionally this is not possible. SMS is a valuable tool to effectively manage delivery variances and minimize penalties associated with such variances.
Mid Pooling Service (MPS) – Pooling allows shippers to aggregate supplies to central points for easy and flexible delivery to their markets. Pooling also provides the markets with easy access to gas supplies. By using pooling, smaller gas packages can be brought together at a point to make a larger, more marketable package.