Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/2002, Docket: RP01-622-002, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 264 Third Revised Sheet No. 264 : Effective

Superseding: Substitute Second Revised Sheet No. 264

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FOR RATE SCHEDULE [FTS, SCT, ITS]

 

1) Upon termination hereof for whatever reason, Customer agrees to stop delivering gas to MRT for

transportation hereunder. In addition, upon termination of this Agreement, Customer agrees that it

will thereafter make no further demand for service hereunder and MRT agrees that it will make no

further demand for the continuation of services or any payment related thereto, other than payments

which are due with respect to any services previously provided. Customer agrees to cooperate with and

assist MRT in obtaining whatever regulatory approvals and authorizations, if any, are necessary or

appropriate in view of such termination and abandonment of service hereunder.

 

2) Termination of this Agreement shall not relieve either party of any obligation that might otherwise

exist to correct any volume imbalance hereunder nor relieve Customer of its obligation to pay any

monies due hereunder to MRT.

 

3) In accordance with the terms and conditions of Section 17 of the General Terms and Conditions of MRT's

FERC Gas Tariff, Third Revised Volume No. 1 (General Terms and Conditions), if Customer fails to pay

within thirty (30) days after payment is due all of the amount of any bill for service rendered by MRT

hereunder, MRT, upon ten (10) days' prior written notice to Customer, may suspend further receipt

and/or delivery of gas until such past due amount is paid, or satisfactory credit arrangements have

been made in accordance with Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions. If Customer fails to pay

or make satisfactory credit arrangements within such ten (10) day notice period, MRT, in addition to

any other remedy it may have hereunder, may, upon thirty (30) days' written notice to Customer,

terminate this Agreement and cease further receipt and/or delivery of gas on behalf of Customer.

 

4) Service hereunder shall be provided pursuant to Rate Schedule [FTS/SCT/ITS] of MRT's FERC Gas Tariff,

Third Revised Volume No. 1. Customer will provide Fuel Use and LUFG.

 

5) This Agreement shall be subject to the provisions of the applicable rate schedule as well as the

General Terms and Conditions set forth in MRT's FERC Gas Tariff, Third Revised Volume No. 1, as on file

and in effect from time to time, and such provisions are incorporated herein by this reference. Any

curtailment of transportation service hereunder shall be in accordance with the priorities set out in

MRT's General Terms and Conditions. To the extent not inconsistent with effective law, MRT shall have

the right to determine the priority and/or scheduling of the transportation service under this

Agreement and to revise the priority and/or scheduling of this transportation service from time to

time.

 

6) MRT shall have the right at any time and from time to time to file and place into effect unilateral

changes or modifications in the rates and charges, and other terms and conditions of service hereunder,

as set forth in the applicable rate schedule and in the General Terms and Conditions, in accordance

with the Natural Gas Act or other applicable law.

 

7) Customer may deliver or cause to be delivered to MRT a maximum receipt point quantity at the Receipt

Points described herein, and MRT shall redeliver thermally equivalent quantities at the Delivery Points

described herein which excludes a quantity of gas for Fuel Use and LUFG. A maximum delivery point

quantity is also specified for each MRT delivery point. For firm service, the sum of all individual

maximum receipt point quantities shall not exceed the maximum receipt point quantities in the

aggregate. For firm service, the sum of all individual maximum delivery point quantities shall not

exceed the maximum daily quantity set forth in this Agreement.

 

8) For firm service, Secondary Receipt and Secondary Delivery Points are available to Customer pursuant to

the General Terms and Conditions of MRT's FERC Gas Tariff, Third Revised Volume No. 1. Customer agrees

to pay any additional charges applicable to its utilization of a Secondary Receipt Point.