El Paso Natural Gas Company

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 12/03/1992, Docket: RP92-185-001, Status: Effective

Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 215 Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 215 : Superseded

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 215

TRANSPORTATION GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

6. BILLING AND PAYMENT (Continued)

 

6.4 Failure to Pay Bills (Continued)

 

(c) Final Notice: Not less than five (5) days prior to the

thirtieth (30th) day after the due date of any payment or

five (5) days before El Paso intends to suspend service

under this Section 6.4, if such suspension will occur

more than thirty (30) days after the due date, El Paso

shall inform the Commission, interested State utility

regulators, and Shipper in writing and delivered by any

reliable and expeditious means available, that

transportation service shall be suspended;

 

provided further, however, that in the event of a bona fide

dispute between the parties concerning the amount billed of

the unpaid bill, El Paso shall not suspend transportation

service under the notification procedure outlined above when

Shipper acts in a timely manner to provide additional

information and security for El Paso in accordance with the

following procedures.

 

(d) Identify Dispute: Within fifteen (15) days after the due

date of any payment, Shipper shall notify El Paso by

written correspondence of the amount billed that is in

bona fide dispute and of all reasons and documentation

why Shipper believes full payment is not now appropriate;

and

 

(e) Payment Security: Within thirty (30) days after the due

date of any payment, Shipper shall either pay in full the

total amount billed without prejudice to Shipper's rights

to dispute all or part of said amount and subject to

return by El Paso of the disputed amount so identified,

with interest calculated in accordance with this

Section 6.4, after resolution of that dispute in favor of

Shipper, or pay the undisputed portion of the amount

billed in full and furnish good and sufficient surety

bond, guaranteeing payment to El Paso of all amounts

ultimately found due after resolution of the dispute,

including the amount now in dispute plus the estimated

interest calculated in accordance with this Section 6.4

that accrues until resolution of the dispute, which may

be reached either by agreement or judgment of a court of

competent jurisdiction; provided, however, neither

El Paso nor Shipper shall calculate or pay interest on