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

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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

addressed:

 

(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

different points.