El Paso Natural Gas Company
Second Revised Volume No. 1A
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Effective Date: 04/01/2010, Docket: RP10-454-001, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 150F First Revised Sheet No. 150F
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 150F
RATE SCHEDULE OPAS
Operator Point Aggregation Service
6. MDO/MHO QUANTITY REDUCTIONS
6.1 Pursuant to Section 2.5(d) of this Rate Schedule, Transporter shall
notify the affected DP Operator when MDO/MHO quantities must be
reduced. The DP Operator will be notified by telephone and in
writing that a change is necessary. Such change will occur using
the time period provided for in Section 2.5(d) of this Rate
6.2 Transporter may reduce a DP Operator's MDO/MHO quantity to protect
the firm rights of new/existing firm Shippers and/or ensure service
reliability. Some examples of the circumstances that could prompt
an MDO/MHO reduction are listed below:
(a) Reduction of available physical capacity due to the
modification, sale, or abandonment of facilities including,
without limitation, pipeline, compression, meter, or other
facilities pursuant to the appropriate Commission
(b) A significant change in any Shipper's usage patterns that
reduces the ability of the system to operate at the levels of
the current MDOs/MHOs.
(c) A Shipper terminates its TSA or reduces its MDQ under its
(d) A formal service request from a Shipper for new firm service
or an amendment to existing firm service.
(e) A formal request from a Shipper to convert to a rate schedule
requiring the use of greater system assets (e.g., conversion
from FT-1 to FT-H).
(f) Primary D-Code/delivery point re-designations pursuant to
Section 8.1(f) of the GT&C.
6.3 MDO/MHO quantity reductions shall be limited to an amount
commensurate with the operational factors necessary to ensure the
protection of firm service rights and system reliability.
(a) The sum of the adjusted MDO quantities for the DP Operator
shall be at least equal to, but never less than, the total
contracted D-Code MDQ for transportation service to the