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Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 04/07/2006, Docket: RP06-267-000, Status: Effective
Third Revised Sheet No. 293 Third Revised Sheet No. 293 : Effective
Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 293
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
FOR PALS SERVICE AGREEMENT
1) Upon termination of this Agreement Customer agrees to stop delivering gas to MRT for service 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, as 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 (including payback of loaned, or removal of any remaining parked,
quantities) 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' 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 hereto and cease further receipt and/or delivery of gas on behalf of Customer.
4) This Agreement shall be subject to the provisions of Rate Schedule PALS 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.
5) 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.
6) Any notice, statement, or bill provided for in this Agreement shall be in writing (or, if this Tariff
requires, via electronic means) and shall be considered as fully delivered when hand-delivered,
telecopied, or when received by the other party if mailed by United States mail, postage prepaid, to
the addresses specified herein (unless and until either party notifies the other, in writing of a
change in its address).
7) Each party shall notify the other in writing of the name, address, telephone number, telecopy number
and e-mail address of the person or persons who shall have authority to act for such party in
connection with this Agreement, and operating notices shall thereafter be served upon such person or
8) This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and no waiver, representation or
agreement, oral or otherwise, shall affect the subject matter hereof unless and until such waiver,
representation or agreement is reduced to writing, or if MRT permits or requires, otherwise
memorialized via electronic means, and executed by authorized representatives of the parties. MRT and
Customer may amend this Agreement via electronic mail or paper letter agreement, without restating the
entire agreement, to the extent that such letter agreements provide for the replacement of the language
of this Agreement only, using the language contained in the Form of Service Agreement. No waiver by
either MRT or Customer of any one or more defaults by the other in performance of any of the provisions
of the Agreement shall operate or be construed as a waiver of any other existing or future default or
defaults, whether of a like or of a different character.
9) Complete as applicable.