Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 01/01/2010, Docket: RP10-206-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 574 Second Revised Sheet No. 574

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 574

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

20. OPERATIONAL CONTROLS (continued)

 

system-wide and segment basis given the network nature of

Transporter's system. Pursuant to this Section 20, Transporter

may limit withdrawals from storage by Shippers under Rate Schedule

FSS, RSS or ISS based on operational considerations such as force

majeure occurrences (e.g., line rupture, compressor outage,

disaster, unusual weather conditions, etc.), to provide for

essential repair and maintenance, to ensure safe operation of

storage facilities or other facilities operated in connection

therewith, and/or to correct or alleviate system or segment over-

supply situations or capacity constraints.

 

21. PRE-GRANTED ABANDONMENT AND CESSATION OF SERVICE:

 

21.1 General.

 

(a) Except as provided in Section 10.4, General Terms and

Conditions, with respect to Interim Service capacity, a

Shipper paying Transporter's maximum applicable rates or, if

Transporter agrees on a not unduly discriminatory basis to

provide such right by contract, Shipper paying other rates,

under a firm Service Agreement with Transporter which

provides for twelve (12) or more consecutive Months of

service or, if service is only available for terms of

service of less than twelve (12) consecutive Months, a

primary term of one (1) Year or more ("Long-Term Firm

Agreement") may, by complying with the requirements of this

section, retain all or a portion of its Contract Limitations

regarding existing Primary Receipt Points and/or Receipt

Entitlements and existing Primary Delivery Points, if

applicable, and continue to receive firm service under the

same Rate Schedule beyond the expiration date of such Long-

Term Firm Agreement, under the conditions set forth

hereinbelow. Otherwise, Transporter shall have all required

governmental and regulatory authority to cease providing

service to a Shipper and service shall not be continued,

unless Transporter otherwise agrees, upon expiration of the

term or termination of a Service Agreement. Except as

provided above or in Section 21.9 below, Shipper shall not

be entitled to seek continued service under this Section 21

if it is paying Negotiated Rates under its Long-Term Firm

Agreement.