Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River
Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 03/01/2004, Docket: RP04-152-000, Status: Effective
Fifth Revised Sheet No. 70 Fifth Revised Sheet No. 70 : Effective
Superseding: Fourth Revised Sheet No. 70
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Except where expressly stated otherwise, the following terms when used
in all rate schedules, the Service Agreements, and these General Terms and
Conditions shall have the following meanings:
The term British Thermal Unit ("Btu" shall mean the quantity of heat
required to raise the temperature of one (1) pound avoirdupois of pure water
from fifty-eight and five-tenths degrees Fahrenheit (58.5oF.) to fifty-nine
and five-tenths degrees Fahrenheit (59.5oF.) at a constant pressure of
fourteen and seventy-three hundredths pounds per square inch absolute (14.73
The term "business day" shall mean Monday through Friday excluding
Federal Banking Holidays for transactions in the U.S., and similar holidays
for transactions occurring in Canada and Mexico.
The term "Central Time" or "CT" shall mean central clock time, whether
standard or daylight savings time.
The term "Commission" shall mean the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission or any agency or other governmental body or bodies succeeding to,
in the lawful exercise of that jurisdiction, any powers which are exercisable
by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or any other regulatory body
exercising jurisdiction over MRT.
The term "Confirmation by Exception" or "CBE" shall be as defined in
NAESB Standard 1.2.11.
The term "Confirmation Requester" shall be as defined in NAESB Standard
The term "Confirming Parties" shall be as defined in NAESB Standard
The term "Confirming Party" shall be as defined in NAESB Standard 1.2.9.
The term "critical notices" shall mean those notices MRT posts on its
Internet web site that pertain to system conditions that affect scheduling or
adversely affect scheduled and flowing quantities.
The term "cubic foot of gas" shall mean the amount of gas necessary to
fill a cubic foot of space at standard temperature and standard pressure.