Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River
Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 11/20/1997, Docket: RP96-199-012, Status: Effective
Sub Second Revised Sheet No. 309 Sub Second Revised Sheet No. 309 : Superseded
Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 309
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
FOR MASTER CAPACITY RELEASE AGREEMENT
1) Upon termination of this Agreement, Replacement 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. Replacement 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 or any Addendum hereto shall not relieve either party of any
obligation that might otherwise exist to correct any volume imbalance hereunder nor relieve
Replacement 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 Replacement
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 Replacement
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 Replacement 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 Replacement Customer, terminate this Agreement and any
Addendums hereto and cease further receipt and/or delivery of gas on behalf of Replacement Customer.
4) 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.
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) MRT agrees to receive at the Point(s) of Receipt and deliver at the Point(s) of Delivery, on a firm
basis, quantities of natural gas up to the MDQ obtained from the Releasing Customer. The MDQ is
stated in delivered quantities, for which received quantities must be adjusted for fuel usage and
lost or unaccounted for gas as set out in the then-effective, applicable rates and charges under
MRT's Rate Schedules applicable to the Releasing Customer.
7) Secondary Receipt and Secondary Delivery points are available to Replacement Customer pursuant to
the General Terms and Conditions of MRT's FERC Gas Tariff, Third Revised Volume No. 1.
Replacement Customer agrees to pay any additional charges applicable to its utilization of a
Secondary Receipt Point.