The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) Compression Services Tariff, GO-CMPR, (PDF) is a non-residential, optional tariff service for customers that allows SoCalGas to plan, design, procure, construct, own, operate, and maintain compression equipment on customer premises to meet pressure requirements as requested by the customer and agreed to by SoCalGas. Examples of customer end-use applications that can be served by the Compression Services Tariff include compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle refueling stations, combined heat and power (CHP) facilities, and peaking power plants.
Non-utility service providers may offer services that are the same or similar to the Compression Services Tariff and customers are encouraged to explore these service options. To assist customers in understanding all of their service options, SoCalGas has compiled a list of suppliers (PDF)1 which includes consultants, component manufacturers, installers and others.
Customers interested in the Compression Services Tariff should be aware of the following:
- The Compression Services Tariff is a fully elective, optional, non-discriminatory tariff service that is neither tied to any other tariff or non-tariff services the customer may receive from SoCalGas nor will it change the manner in which these services are delivered. As an example, requests for natural gas service are processed on a “first come, first served” basis for all customers, including customers that elect to take the Compression Services Tariff and customers that do not.
- Any agreement to provide service under the Compression Services Tariff is at SoCalGas’ discretion and will depend on non-discriminatory factors such as safety, system capacity, SoCalGas resource availability, technical feasibility, and acceptability of commercial terms.
- SoCalGas will not engage in any activities down-stream of the point of service delivery which is typically the outlet of the compression facilities. In particular, any retailing or fuel dispensing activities are the responsibility of the tariff customer.
1Provided for information purposes only. There are numerous qualified non-utility providers of products and services needed for the construction and operation of natural gas compression facilities, but Southern California Gas Company does not recommend or endorse the products or services of any particular party listed herein, or represent that the particular products or services are fit for any particular purpose or use. By publishing this list, the Southern California Gas Company is not acting in an advisory capacity and does not assume any responsibility for use of the list by customers. Although commercially reasonable efforts are used in posting this list, no representation is made that it is complete or free from error. Related information is posted at www.socalgas.com. To be added to the alphabetical list, please send an e-mail to NGVInfo@semprautilities.com. Vendors are listed alphabetically and the order of listing implies no preference.