CGT Firm Transport Capacity Release

Date: September 27, 2023

As part of facilitating the Core Gas Aggregation Program and as a service to Core Transport Agents (CTAs), Pacific Gas and Electric Company's California Gas Transmission is offering a capacity release of firm transportation, which is the CTAs’ rejected allocated core pipeline capacity.


The capacity release auction process will begin at 7:00 AM, October 3, 2023 and will close at 8:00 AM Pacific Time on October 5, 2023 to coordinate with the timeline on the interstate pipelines.


The capacity release includes Firm Transportation on the following pipelines:


PipelineMaximum Daily Quantity
November 2023December 2023January 2024February 2024
Foothills Pipe Lines (Canada)14,551 GJ/d14,551 GJ/d14,551 GJ/d14,551 GJ/d
NOVA Gas Transmission (Canada)14,701 GJ/d14,701 GJ/d14,701 GJ/d14,701 GJ/d
Gas Transmission Northwest13,147 Dth/d13,147 Dth/d13,147 Dth/d13,147 Dth/d
Ruby Pipeline12,243 Dth/d12,243 Dth/d12,243 Dth/d12,243 Dth/d
Ruby 2 Pipeline8,047 Dth/d8,047 Dth/d8,047 Dth/d8,047 Dth/d
PG&E Baja On-System SFT (Core-MFV)0 Dth/d14,145 Dth/d14,145 Dth/d14,145 Dth/d
PG&E Redwood On-System AFT (Core-MFV)7,890 Dth/d14,444 Dth/d14,444 Dth/d14,444 Dth/d
PG&E Redwood On-System SFT (Core-MFV)6,407 Dth/d15,590 Dth/d15,590 Dth/d4,455 Dth/d
El Paso Natural Gas5,861 Dth/d5,741 Dth/d5,741 Dth/d5,741 Dth/d


All offered transport will be for a single month contract, available for the specified quantity in the months of November 2023 – February 2024.


As you may be aware, Ruby Pipeline is now under Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission, LLC. If you currently do not have access to their Ruby CONNECT System, any interested parties for Ruby Pipeline capacity will need to submit the New User/New Customer Access forms and Master Capacity Release agreement that can be located on their EBB link:, as soon as possible. Processing time for New Customer Access forms can range from 24 hours to a week. Customers who need this access to be able to bid for Ruby capacity at this capacity release auction will need to state that when they email in their completed forms to for priority processing. If any further questions on the bid process, please contact Tallgrass Contracts Hotline: 303-763-3399.


By October 2, CGT will send the information packet via e-mail to all parties who currently hold a Gas Transmission Service Agreement (GTSA) with CGT and have the "Trader" role in the INSIDEtracc System. The information packet will include details on the offerings available and how to participate in the capacity release process.


If you would like to be included on the distribution list to receive the information packet or have questions, please e-mail or contact Terri Seto at 925.357.7571.

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