Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/2001, Docket: RP01-292-000, Status: Suspended

First Revised Sheet No. 20 First Revised Sheet No. 20 : Suspended

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 20

RATE SCHEDULE FTS

FIRM TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

(Continued)

 

2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE (Continued)

 

2.3 Service provided by MRT under this rate schedule shall be firm and

shall not be subject to curtailment, interruption or discontinuance, except as

specified in Sections 8 and 9 of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

3. PRIMARY RECEIPT AND DELIVERY POINTS

 

3.1 MRT and Customer may add or delete Primary Receipt and Delivery

Point(s) to the FTS Agreement from time to time by mutual agreement, subject

to the conditions contained in Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions,

provided MRT can provide service at such additional point(s) on a firm basis.

Unless MRT agrees otherwise, the applicable monthly reservation charge shall

not be reduced by a change in the Primary Receipt and Delivery Point(s)

originally specified in Customer's FTS Agreement.

 

4. RATES AND CHARGES

 

4.1 All charges for transportation service under this rate schedule

shall be stated on the currently effective applicable Rate Sheet of this

tariff. A Customer's charge shall be based on the term-differentiated rate,

i.e., Category 1 Rates, Category 2 Rates, Category 3 Rates or Category 4

Rates, applicable to the term of the Customer's Service Agreement. The term

of Service Agreements that are in effect as of March 29, 2001 shall be from

March 29, 2001 to the first possible termination or expiration date after

March 29, 2001 under such Service Agreement. The rate category applicable to

term of Service Agreements that are entered into after March 29, 2001 shall be

specified in the Service Agreement, and the term shall be from the

commencement date of the Service Agreement to the first possible termination

or expiration date of such Service Agreement. In the event a Customer

exercises an extension provision (whether contained in the original Service

Agreement or mutually agreed to by MRT and Customer), a new term shall be

determined for the Service Agreement and shall be from the date the extension

is exercised to the end of the extension period. If a Customer's Service

Agreement contains an evergreen clause, then during the term of the evergreen

period the applicable rates shall be the Category 1 Rates.

 

4.2 For all service rendered under this rate schedule, Customer shall

pay MRT each month the sum of the following:

 

(a) Monthly Reservation Charge - A charge per month equal to the

product of the applicable unit reservation rate(s) and Customer's MDQ;

 

(b) Usage Charge - A charge equal to the product of the

applicable usage rate(s) and the total quantities of natural gas

delivered by MRT at the delivery point(s) during the billing month;