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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

persons.

 

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.