Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

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Effective Date: 07/10/2009, Docket: RP09-758-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 249 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 249

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 249

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

10. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS (cont'd)

OFO's shall be issued by email or direct notification to the customer's URL address and

shall also be posted on Southern Star's CSI. In the event of known failure of the email

or internet notification, such affected customer(s) shall be notified by fax or telephone.

Notice of such OFO shall specify the nature of the problem sought to be addressed, the

anticipated duration of the required compliance, and the parameters of such compliance.

Southern Star will issue general, system-wide OFO's only after Southern Star determines

that it is not possible for it to issue an OFO on a specific portion of the system.

 

Before issuing an OFO, Southern Star will attempt to identify specific customers causing

operational conditions that may threaten the integrity of Southern Star's pipeline system,

and attempt to remedy those operational problems through requests for voluntary action

provided, however, exigent circumstances may exist which require immediate issuance of an

OFO. Upon termination of an OFO, Southern Star will post on CSI all relevant information

specific to the individual situation to justify the issuance and lifting of that

particular OFO.

 

Conditions which threaten integrity shall include, but are not limited to, exceeding the

Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure of a line segment, loss of sufficient line pressure

to meet delivery obligations, or any other condition which may affect Southern Star's

ability to provide contracted levels of firm service. Southern Star shall be entitled to

issue two types of OFO's: a Standard Operational Flow Order ("Standard OFO") and an

Emergency Response Operational Flow Order ("Emergency OFO"). A Standard Operational Flow

Order shall consist of pre-emptive or preventive actions or measures that neutralize or

reduce threats to, or otherwise preserve, as reasonably deemed necessary by Southern Star,

the integrity of all or a portion of its system. An Emergency Response Operational Flow

Order shall consist of actions or measures required by Southern Star that neutralize or

reduce threats to, or otherwise preserve, the integrity of all or a portion of its system

which requires immediate response as reasonably deemed necessary by Southern Star.

Southern Star shall specify in the OFO notice which type of OFO it is issuing.

 

10.2 Types of Operational Flow Orders

(a) Storage injections and withdrawals

Southern Star may direct Shippers under Rate Schedules TSS and STS or Point

Operators to increase or decrease receipt of flowing gas in the event

storage injections or withdrawals, respectively, exceed or fall below

guidelines established in Rate schedule FSS.

 

Southern Star may direct Shippers under Rate Schedules TSS and STS or Point

Operators to increase receipts of flowing gas in the event total storage

withdrawal levels are expected to exceed the MDWQ for those services.

 

Southern Star may direct Shippers under Rate Schedules TSS, STS ITS, ISS,

FSS, SFT and FTS or Point Operators to decrease receipts of flowing gas in

the event Southern Star does not have sufficient storage injection capacity

to