Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Notice of Pipeline Carrier Tariff Filing (CPTAI)

Notice of Pipeline Carrier Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that ConocoPhillips Transportation Alaska, Inc. (CPTAI), a Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Carrier, filed TL169-301 requesting the Commission to adopt by reference their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Quality Bank Tariff No. 21.19.0 into its existing state tariff.

One of the components of a federal quality bank tariff concerns the gravity differential used in the calculation of the Quality Bank adjustments for the Valdez Marine Terminal, contained in Item III.E.6 of the FERC Tariff. That section of the tariff requires that the Quality Bank Administrator review the gravity differential in May and November of each year. Item III.E.6 also provides that the gravity differential will be revised whenever the amount of any change in the gravity adjustment is at least five percent greater or less than the adjustment then in effect.

CPTAI states that the gravity differential determined for November 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021, is $0.0288 per barrel for each one-tenth degree API Gravity, which is more than five percent less than the currently effective gravity differential of $0.0356 per barrel for each one-tenth degree API Gravity. With TL169-301, CPTAI proposes a decrease in the gravity differential to $0.0288 per barrel for each one-tenth degree API Gravity. In accordance with Item III.E.6., CPTAI requests a July 1, 2021, effective date for TL169-301.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification that varies from those proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Dean Thompson or Paul Jones, counsel for CPTAI, at Kemppel, Huffman, and Ellis, P.C. at 255 East Fireweed Lane, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99503; phone: (907) 277-1604. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing “TL169-301” in the Find the Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., June 23, 2021, at either the Commission address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TL169-301 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with CPTAI at the address above. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay at 7-1-1 or 1-800-770-8937, or send a request via electronic mail to by June 16, 2021.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 3rd day of June, 2021.



Keven K Kleweno, P.E.

Engineering Section Manager


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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 6/3/2021
Archive Date: 6/24/2021
  • Public Comment Deadline
    6/23/2021 5:00pm