Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/2003, Docket: RP00-410-003, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 183 Second Revised Sheet No. 183 : Effective

Superseding: 1st Rev First Revised Sheet No. 183

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

15. TERMINATION OF SERVICE/RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL

 

15.1 All firm transportation and storage services for primary terms of

less than twelve (12) consecutive months of service and/or for rates less than

the applicable maximum rate, all transactions for which the parties have

agreed that a negotiated rate may apply and all interruptible transportation

and storage services, shall be deemed to have been terminated and abandoned

pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act upon the expiration or

termination of the contracts governing such services except as may be

otherwise provided in Section 15.3 below. Any such services provided by MRT

under individually authorized certificates shall be deemed abandoned upon the

expiration or termination of the contracts governing such services.

 

15.2 MRT shall offer on a basis that is not unduly discriminatory to

all Customers that agree to contract for firm transportation or firm storage

service with MRT for a primary contract term of two (2) years or more the

following evergreen provision:

 

This Agreement shall become effective as of ________________ and shall

continue for a primary term ending _________________; provided, however,

that this Agreement shall continue to be in effect thereafter unless and

until terminated by either MRT or Customer by written notice or

electronically via the Internet as permitted or required by MRT, to the

other delivered at least one (1) year prior to the date of intended

termination.

 

15.3 All firm transportation and storage services for primary terms of

twelve (12) or more consecutive months of service, or, if service is only

available for terms of less than twelve (12) consecutive months of service,

primary terms of more than one (1) year, each at the maximum applicable

recourse rates or, if MRT and Customer have so agreed, at other rates, shall

be deemed to have been terminated and abandoned upon the expiration or

termination of the agreements governing such services, subject to the

following terms and conditions:

 

(a) At least six (6) calendar months before the expiration date

of the firm Service Agreement, the firm capacity holder must notify MRT

whether or not the capacity holder wants to exercise its right of first

refusal with respect to its firm capacity pursuant to the procedures in

this Section 15. The firm capacity holder may not exercise its right of

first refusal with respect to any other points other than its Primary

Points, but may exercise such right for less than the full quantity