Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America
Seventh Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 04/18/2008, Docket: RP08-319-000, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 462 Original Sheet No. 462 : Pending
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Order. Natural will issue Operational Flow Orders only if necessary
to maintain the pressure of its system within the range of normal
operating parameters, respond to changes (including anticipated
changes) in weather conditions or respond to or prevent facility
outages or other conditions which could have a detrimental impact on
system reliability or service integrity on its system. Natural may
extend an Operational Flow Order to allow replenishment of market
storage after a period of significant withdrawals if necessary to
restore market storage fields to normal operating parameters and
protect the deliverability of market storage fields, but only to
support and protect Natural's firm service obligations. Operational
Flow Orders shall be lifted as soon as practicable once such
conditions (including the necessary replenishment of storage
described in the prior sentence) no longer prevail.
(2) The Operational Flow Order shall identify with
specificity the situation to be addressed and shall (in addition
to mandating specific actions) indicate voluntary actions by
Shippers (withdrawals/injections/increased takes or
receipts/decreased takes or receipts, etc.) which would alleviate
such situation. Operational Flow Orders shall also specify the
time when compliance must be achieved. Such Operational Flow
Orders may, subject to Section 23.11, require a Shipper to take
any of the following actions, or similar actions, to the extent
such actions would tend to alleviate the situation to be
(i) In the case of a storage Shipper, inject
gas into storage in accordance with a schedule ordered by Natural.
Injections may be required at any time during the year.
(ii) In the case of a storage Shipper, withdraw
gas in accordance with a schedule ordered by Natural. Withdrawals
may be required at any time during the year.
(iii) Commence or increase supply inputs into
Natural's system or at specific points, or shift such supply inputs
(in whole or in part) to different points.
(iv) Cease or reduce supply inputs into
Natural's system or at specific points.
(v) Commence or increase takes of gas from
Natural's system or from specific points, or shift takes to