Amendment

SECOND AMENDMENT TO GAS GATHERING AND COMPRESSION AGREEMENT



Exhibit 10.3

Portions of this Exhibit have been redacted because they are both (i) not material and (ii) would be competitively harmful if publicly disclosed. Information that was omitted has been noted in this document with a placeholder identified by the mark “[***]”.

SECOND AMENDMENT TO GAS GATHERING AND COMPRESSION AGREEMENT
    
THIS SECOND AMENDMENT TO GAS GATHERING AND COMPRESSION AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated June 1, 2019 (“Effective Date”), is made and entered into by and among RICE DRILLING B LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Producer”), ALPHA SHALE RESOURCES LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Alpha”), and RM PARTNERS, LP, formerly known as Rice Midstream Partners, LP (“Gatherer”). Producer and Gatherer may be referred to herein individually as a “Party” or collectively as the “Parties”.
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Parties entered into that certain Gas Gathering and Compression Agreement dated effective as of December 22, 2014, as the same was amended, supplemented, and/or modified by (i) that certain First Amendment to Gas Gathering and Compression Agreement dated effective as of October 19, 2016, by and among Producer, Alpha, and Gatherer, (ii) that certain letter agreement dated August 30, 2018, by and between Producer and Gatherer, (iii) that certain letter agreement dated September 5, 2018, by and among Producer, Alpha, and Gatherer, and (iv) that certain letter agreement dated March 1, 2019, by and among Producer, Alpha, Gatherer, Equitrans, L.P., and EQM Gathering OPCO, LLC (as amended, supplemented, and/or modified, the “Gathering Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, the Parties desire to amend the Gathering Agreement to, among other things, make certain modifications to the Gathering System as described herein, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Amendment.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants set forth herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereby agree as follows:
AGREEMENT
1.Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Gathering Agreement.
2.Amendment of Exhibit B. Exhibit B to the Gathering Agreement is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as set forth on Exhibit B attached hereto. For the avoidance of doubt, all Delivery Points set forth on Exhibit B shall be constructed and connected to the Gathering System at Gatherer’s sole cost and expense.





3.Throckmorton Delivery Point. In the event that Gatherer fails to place the Throckmorton – Hammerhead Delivery Point into service by either of the in-service dates set forth on Exhibit B for such Throckmorton – Hammerhead Delivery Point, then, commencing on the date that the Throckmorton – Hammerhead Delivery Point is placed into either High Pressure service or low pressure service, as applicable (each, a “Throckmorton In-Service Date”), and continuing for a period equal to the number of Days from and including [***] (in the case of High Pressure service) or [***] (in the case of low pressure service), as applicable, until and ending on the applicable Throckmorton In-Service Date, Producer shall receive a credit on each Month’s invoice equal to [***]for each Dth of Gas tendered by Producer on each Day during such Month.
4.Amendment of Exhibit C. Exhibit C to the Gathering Agreement is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as set forth on Exhibit C attached hereto.
5.Effect. All other terms and conditions of the Gathering Agreement that are not expressly amended or modified in this Amendment remain unchanged and in full force and effect. By executing this Amendment, each Party hereby ratifies the terms of the Gathering Agreement, as modified by this Amendment. The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree that the Gathering Agreement continues in full force and effect, as modified by this Amendment.
6.Governing Law. This Amendment shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to choice of law principles.
7.Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts, including by electronic signature, each of which will be as valid as another and all which together will constitute one and the same instrument. Executed copies of this Amendment will be as valid for all purposes as original versions.
[Signature Page Follows]

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Party has caused its duly authorized representative to execute this Amendment as of the Effective Date.

RICE DRILLING B LLC


By:_/s/ Gary E. Gould_________________
Name:
Gary E. Gould__________________
Its: COO____________________________
ALPHA SHALE RESOURCES LP
By:
ALPHA SHALE HOLDINGS LLC, its General Partner
    
By: :_/s/ Gary E. Gould            
Name: Gary E. Gould                
Title: COO                    

RM PARTNERS, LP
By:
EQM MIDSTREAM MANAGEMENT, LLC, its General Partner
    
By: /s/ Paul Kress                
Name:     Paul Kress                
Title: VP                    



[Signature Page to Second Amendment to Gas Gathering and Compression Agreement]

EXHIBIT B

DELIVERY POINTS


System Name
Deliver Point Name
Downstream Pipeline
In-Service Date
Maximum Daily Quantity (Dth/Day)
Mojo
Mojo
TCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
Denex
California
DTI
Effective Date
[***]
 
Maverick
M3
Effective Date
[***]
 
Tombstone
TETCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
Jaybird
ETRN - H148
Effective Date
[***]
 
Brova
ETRN - M78
Effective Date
[***]
 
Kryptonite
TCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
ASR/Whipkey
Steinmiller
DTI
Effective Date
[***]
 
Tau
TCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
Upsilon
TCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
Rawhide
TETCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leather Jacket
Cygrymus
DTI
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
Windridge
Windridge
TETCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Jacket
Rogersville
TETCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
Yellow Jacket
Waynesburg
TETCO
Effective Date
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
Beta
Bambino
TETCO
2018
[***]
 
 
 
 
 
Throckmorton
Throckmorton
DTI
Effective Date
[***]
Throckmorton
 
Hammerhead
1/1/2020
[***]
*[***]
**[***]

EXHIBIT C

GATHERING SYSTEM

[attached]

[***]

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