Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co.
Second Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 08/23/2004, Docket: RP04-410-000, Status: Effective
Fourth Revised Sheet No. 253 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 253 : Effective
Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 253
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)
16. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS (Continued)
informal request(s), it may be necessary for Transporter to issue an
Operational Flow Order (OFO) to such Shipper(s). Transporter will not
issue an OFO unless a critical situation exists as described in
Subsection 15.14.1 of these General Terms and Conditions. If
Transporter determines that it is necessary to issue OFO's, such
Shipper(s) shall be notified via electronic mail messaging or alpha-
numeric pager contact as designated by such Shipper(s) on Transporter's
Website. In addition, such notification will be posted on Transporter's
Website including, but not limited to, the time that the OFO is
anticipated to commence and the time that the OFO is anticipated to
terminate. Upon termination of the OFO, Transporter will post as soon
as practicable on its Website, a full report of the factors that caused
the OFO to be issued and terminated. Transporter will update such
notification, to include the periodic status of the OFO, on its Website.
Such status update will be provided as soon as practicable. In no event
will the OFO commence before the emergency situation begins nor will the
OFO terminate before the emergency situation is rectified.
16.2 Circumstances under which Transporter may determine that OFO's
must be issued include but are not limited to:
16.2.1 Responding to an event of force majeure;
16.2.2 Accommodating maintenance and repairs;
16.2.3 Ensuring current and future storage capability; and
16.2.4 Responding to any event which Transporter believes in
its sole judgment may jeopardize the integrity of its system.
16.3 Upon issuance of an OFO by Transporter, it shall be incumbent
upon each Shipper to adjust receipts and/or deliveries as directed.
Such response shall be required within the time frame specified in the
OFO. Failure to comply in a timely fashion with an OFO may result in an
immediate interruption of all or a portion of Shipper's service.
16.4 In the event Shipper(s) does not respond to the OFO and
Transporter believes it is necessary to take actions (i.e., buying or
selling gas, etc.) to maintain system integrity or to prevent
interrupting in service to another Shipper, Transporter shall have the
right, but not the obligation, to take such remedial actions as it deems
necessary. If Transporter takes these actions, it shall be made whole
by the non-responding Shipper(s) for all costs that Transporter incurs.