Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 08/06/2010, Docket: RP10-952-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 579 Second Revised Sheet No. 579

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 579

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

21. PREGRANTED ABANDONMENT AND CESSATION OF SERVICE (continued)

 

close of the bid period. If the existing Shipper is not willing

to commit to pay the maximum rate, Shipper can initiate

negotiations on the terms for an extension by giving Transporter

written notice within ten (10) Days after Transporter's notice.

Upon thirty (30) Days' notice provided via posting on

Transporter's Internet Web Site, Transporter may provide, or

require the provision of, notices under this Section 21.8 via

electronic means using the Internet. If Transporter and Shipper

do not reach agreement on the terms and conditions under which

service will be extended within the shorter of sixty (60) Days

thereafter or the expiration date of the Service Agreement

("Negotiation Period"), then Shipper shall have no further rights

under this Section 21 or 18 C.F.R. § 284.221. During the

Negotiation Period, the parties may freely negotiate the terms and

conditions for continued service, including the effective rate,

and if mutual agreement is reached, services shall be continued

accordingly; provided, however, that Transporter shall have no

obligation to agree to a rate lower than the maximum applicable

rate.

 

21.9 Shippers with discounted or Negotiated Rate Long-Term Firm

Agreements for terms of one (1) Year or more that are within the

primary term or a rollover term on March 26, 2000, shall retain

any rights to continue service under this Section 21 to which such

Shippers were entitled prior to such date, and may exercise such

rights during the primary or then current rollover, as applicable,

term of such Agreements unless and until Transporter and Shipper

otherwise agree to amend the Agreement or extend the term of such

Agreement.

 

21.10 Prior to the expiration of the term of any existing recourse rate,

discounted rate or negotiated rate Service Agreement(s) and prior

to Transporter's posting the availability of the capacity under

Section 21.3 above, if applicable, Transporter and the existing

Shipper may mutually agree to renegotiate the terms of such

Service Agreement(s) in exchange for Shipper's agreement to extend

the term of at least a portion of its obligations under a

restructured Service Agreement(s) (the exact terms, including the

length and rate (discounted, negotiated or recourse), of which are

to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis in a not unduly

discriminatory manner).