Frequently Asked Questions: Pipe Ranger Imbalance Trading Tool

Market Center account balances will be displayed in the INSIDEtracc Imbalance Trading window for informational purposes only. They may not be traded by customers from the INSIDEtracc application. Contact your Market Center Representative to request Market Center trades.

Cumulative, operating and CPBA Account imbalances are available for viewing only after Pacific Gas and Electric Company's billing department has checked and approved the data. Once this monthly check is complete, you will receive your faxed imbalance statement, and the Trade Period begins.

No, customers can only see their own account balances based upon the unique User Name and Password entered during logon.

Yes, the Trade Period will typically close at 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time on the day NYMEX closes. (The exception is when the Trade Period deadline is extended to ensure five full trading days.) A retained trade or a pending trade that has not been confirmed at that time will be rejected.

No, just be certain to agree on who will submit the trade and who will confirm it electronically. Otherwise each of you could end up submitting two identical trades with neither trade being confirmed.

No. Each of those submitted trades stands alone. Each one can be accepted or rejected by the other trading partner independently of the actions of the others.

No, anyone your company designates on the last page of the Agreement may access the tool.

If you have not received or signed an ECS User Agreement, please call a California Gas Transmission Account Services Representative to have an Agreement prepared and mailed to you.

After you successfully confirm a trade, a pop-up window will appear showing the new balance for that account.

No, prior to confirmation, only one party needs to reject it. Once the trade is confirmed, it can not be rejected by either party.

Yes, CPBA Imbalances can be traded using the INSIDEtracc Imbalance Trading tool. The deadline for clearing such imbalances is 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time on the last business day of the month.

No, once both partners have indicated their acceptance of a trade and the trade has been validated, no subsequent adjustment is permitted.