Frequently Asked Questions: Establishing Credit with PG&E

All California Gas Transmission Gold Coast Transportation and Golden Gate Market Center services require the following:

  • Established creditworthiness with Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • A signed Gas Transmission Service Agreement (GTSA)
  • Signed exhibit(s) for the specific paths and/or services

Your requests for transmission services will not be evaluated or awarded unless your credit is approved and your GTSA is executed.

Pool to pool trading requires a GTSA and you must complete a credit application in order to obtain a GTSA. However, pool to pool trading alone does not require affirmatively establishing a positive dollar amount of credit.

The most important point is to fill out the application completely. Each application must have all sections fully completed, a customer signature and the requested financial information before it can be processed.

A DUNS number is a distinctive nine-digit identifier that has become an industry standard for tracking businesses.

For specific questions on requesting a DUNS number, contact Dun & Bradstreet at 1-800-333-0505 or visit their Web site. In order to receive a DUNS number, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Name of Business
  • Ownership type (Corporation, Partnership, etc.)
  • Line of Business
  • Number of Employees

Transportation

Firm Transportation: Estimated value = 2 months * MDQ * ((monthly reservation rate) + (31 days/month * daily volumetric rate))

As-Available Transportation: Estimated value = MDQ * daily volumetric rate * number of days, up to 62 maximum

Storage

Firm Storage: Estimated value = yearly reservation rate * volume of inventory / 6

As-Available Storage Injection or Withdrawal: Estimated value = number of days, up to 62 maximum * MDQ * daily volumetric rate

Park and Lend

Park: Estimated value = TEQ * volumetric rate

Lend: Estimated value = TEQ * (volumetric rate + commodity price)

A published Citygate index price should be used as an estimate of commodity price.

Balancing Aggregation

Noncore Balancing and Aggregation Agreement (NBAA): Estimated value = 5% * 61 days * total MDQ of all NGSAs in NBAA * commodity price

A published Citygate index price should be used as an estimate of commodity price.

Core Transport

Core transport credit requirements and credit alternatives are defined in gas Rule 23. A core transport credit worksheet is available, upon request, to assist with the calculation of the core firm storage credit requirement.

The procurement credit requirement can be reduced up to 80% by using the guaranteed deliveries option outlined in gas Rule 23.

For a CTA who bills customers for procurement only: Estimated value = 90 days * daily contract quantity * core weighted average cost of gas in the current BCAP * 150%

For a CTA who bills customers for procurement and collects transportation charges for Pacific Gas and Electric Company: Estimated value = (90 days * daily contract quantity * core weighted average cost of gas in the current BCAP * 150%) + (75 days * daily contract quantity * average core transport rate)

Completed credit applications may be eMailed to our Contracts Inbox

Pacific Gas and Electric Company will review your credit application. If the credit line requested is not approved, you will be notified by fax or telephone by a Pacific Gas and Electric Company representative.

Once your credit application has been approved, we will send you two copies of your Gas Transmission Service Agreement (GTSA). Both copies of the GTSA must be signed and returned to Pacific Gas and Electric Company before you may request service. You must have approved credit and an executed GTSA in order to request service.

The credit application and GTSA are among the Standard Forms that you may download from this site.