Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America

Seventh Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/09/2009, Docket: RP09-855-002, Status: Effective

Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 611 Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 611

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 611

 

EXHIBIT A

DATED ............

EFFECTIVE ..................

Shipper: ............

 

Contract No.: ............

 

Delivery Point(s): ............

 

Delivery Pressure: ............

 

 

IBS

MDQ

Name / Location County/Parish/Area State PIN No. Zone (Dth)

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If any end-use facility is not directly connected to Natural, a mutually acceptable IBS monitoring

Agreement among Natural, Shipper, Facility Operator and the Point Operator must be executed,

consistent with Section 3.2(c) of Rate Schedule IBS. If such an IBS Monitoring Agreement is not in

place as to such an end-use, then this Agreement shall not apply to that end-use facility.

 

Rates

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Except as otherwise provided below or in any written agreement(s) between the parties in effect

during the term hereof, Shipper shall pay Natural the applicable maximum rate(s) and all other lawful

charges as specified in Natural's applicable rate schedule. Shipper and Natural may agree that Shipper

shall pay a rate other than the applicable maximum rate so long as such rate is between the applicable

maximum and minimum rates specified for such service in the Tariff. Natural and Shipper may agree

that a specific discounted rate will apply only to certain volumes under the agreement. The parties

may agree that a specified discounted rate will apply only to specified volumes (MDQ or commodity

volumes) under the agreement; that a specified discounted rate will apply only if specified volumes

are achieved or only if the volumes do not exceed a specified level; that a specified discounted rate

will apply only during specified periods of the year or for a specifically defined period; that a

discounted rate shall not apply to Access Requests received after a specified time in the nomination

cycle; that a specified discounted rate will apply only to specified points, zones or other defined

geographical area(s); and/or that a specified discounted rate(s) will apply in a specified

relationship to the volumes actually transported (i.e., that the reservation charge will be adjusted

in a specified relationship to volumes actually transported). Notwithstanding the foregoing, no

discount agreement may provide that an agreed discount as to a certain volume level will be

invalidated if the Shipper transports an incremental volume above that agreed level. In addition, the

discount agreement may include a provision that if one rate component which was at or below the

applicable maximum rate at the time the discount agreement was executed subsequently exceeds the

applicable maximum rate due to a change in Natural's maximum rates so that such rate component must be

adjusted downward to equal the new applicable maximum rate, then other rate components may be adjusted

upward to achieve the agreed overall rate, so long as none of the resulting rate components exceed the

maximum rate applicable to that rate component. Such changes to rate components shall be applied

prospectively, commencing with the date a Commission order accepts revised tariff sheets. However,

nothing contained herein shall be construed to alter a refund obligation under applicable law for any

period during which rates which had been charged under a discount agreement exceeded rates which

ultimately are found to be just and reasonable. If the parties agree upon a rate other than the

applicable maximum rate, such written Agreement shall specify that the parties mutually agree either:

(1) that the agreed rate is a discount rate; or (2) that the agreed rate is a Negotiated Rate (or

Negotiated Rate Formula). In the event that the parties agree upon a Negotiated Rate or Negotiated

Rate Formula, this Agreement shall be subject to Section 49 of the General Terms and Conditions of

Natural's Tariff.