Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River
Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 06/25/2009, Docket: RP09-612-000, Status: Effective
Eighth Revised Sheet No. 71 Eighth Revised Sheet No. 71
Superseding: Seventh Revised Sheet No. 71
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. DEFINITIONS (Continued)
The term "Fuel Use" shall mean a thermal quantity, expressed as a
percent, of all gas received by MRT into its system which is used in
the operation of MRT's pipeline system, which includes, when
applicable, any processing reduction.
The term "gas" shall mean natural gas as produced in its natural
state, gas synthesized or manufactured from oil, naphtha, coal or any
other material that meets the quality standards contained herein.
The term "Intermediate Delivery Point" shall mean the point or
points on MRT's system, excluding storage, upstream of Customer's
Primary Delivery Point(s) to which MRT agrees to deliver gas
transported for the account of Customer so long as Customer agrees to
redeliver those gas quantities into the MRT system for ultimate
delivery to Customer.
The term "LUFG" shall mean a thermal quantity, expressed as a
percent, of all gas received by MRT into its system which is lost or
unaccounted for gas.
The term "Maximum Daily Withdrawal Quantity or MDWQ" shall mean
the maximum quantity of gas, as stated in an FSS Agreement, that MRT is
obligated to withdraw from storage for a Rate Schedule FSS Customer on
The term "Mcf" shall mean one thousand (1,000) cubic feet of gas.
The term "MDQ" shall mean the maximum daily quantity of gas which
MRT is to deliver to Customer at each delivery point or in the
aggregate, in accordance with the terms of a Service Agreement.
The term "MMBtu" shall mean one million (1,000,000) Btu. All
references to MMBtu shall be deemed to mean Dth.
A "month" shall be a period of one calendar month commencing at
nine o'clock (9:00) a.m. CT on the first day of such month.
The term "MRT" shall mean CenterPoint Energy - Mississippi River
The term "NAESB Standards" shall mean those standards relating to
business practices and electronic communications promulgated by the
Wholesale Gas Quadrant of the North American Energy Standards Board
("NAESB"), formerly known as the Gas Industry Standards Board ("GISB"),
as adopted and codified by the Commission in its regulations.
The term "Negotiated Rate" shall have the meaning set forth in
Section 19.2 of this tariff.
The term "OBA" shall mean a contract between two parties which
specifies the procedures to manage operating variances at an
interconnect (See Table of Contents listing location of MRT's
Operational Balancing Agreement).
The term "Operational Flow Order" shall mean an order issued to
alleviate conditions, inter alia, which threaten or could threaten the
safe operations or system integrity of MRT's system or to maintain
operations required to provide efficient and reliable firm service.
Whenever MRT experiences these conditions, any pertinent order should
be referred to as an "Operational Flow Order".