Texas Eastern Transmission, L P
Seventh Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 11/16/2009, Docket: RP10-53-000, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 603 First Revised Sheet No. 603
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 603
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
10.6 Disputed Bills
Should Customer fail to pay part or all of the amount of any bill for service provided
when such amount is due, Pipeline may charge interest on the unpaid portion of the bill
computed from such Due Date until the date of payment at the same rate of interest and
in the same manner as prescribed for pipeline refunds as set forth in Section
154.501(d) of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act. Customer shall
pay the portion of the bill not in dispute and shall provide written documentation
identifying the basis for the dispute. If such failure to pay continues thirty (30)
days after payment is due, Pipeline, in addition to any other remedy it may have
hereunder, may, after any necessary authorization by regulatory bodies having
jurisdiction, suspend further service to Customer until such amount is paid; provided,
however, that if Customer in good faith shall dispute the amount of any such bill or
parts thereof and shall pay to Pipeline such amounts as it concedes to be correct, and
at any time thereafter within thirty (30) days of demand made by Pipeline shall furnish
a good and sufficient surety bond guaranteeing payment to Pipeline of the amount
ultimately found due upon such bills after a final determination, which may be reached
either by agreement or judgment of the courts as may be the case, then Pipeline shall
not be entitled to suspend further service unless and until default be made in the
conditions of such bond. No payment by Customer of the amount of a disputed bill shall
prejudice the right of Customer to claim an adjustment of the disputed bill.
10.7 Extension of Due Date
If presentation of bills by Pipeline is delayed after the tenth day of the Month, then
the Due Date shall be extended accordingly unless Customer is responsible for such
10.8 Billing Errors
In the event an error is discovered in the invoiced amount hereunder, such error shall
be adjusted within thirty (30) Days of the determination thereof, provided that claim
therefor shall have been made in writing.
(A) Measurement data corrections shall be processed within six (6) Months of the
production Month with a three-month rebuttal period.
(B) The time limitation for disputes of allocations shall be six (6) Months from the
date of the initial Month-end allocation with a three-month rebuttal period.
(C) Prior period adjustment time limits shall be six (6) Months from the date of the
initial transportation invoice with a three-month rebuttal period, excluding
government-required rate changes.
These three standards shall not apply in the case of deliberate omission or
misrepresentation or mutual mistake of fact. Parties' other statutory or contractual
rights shall not otherwise be diminished by these standards. If an adjustment is made
pursuant to Section 7.8 of the General Terms and Conditions, the adjustment will be
made in the next bill following the adjustment and in each bill thereafter as necessary
to reflect the total amount of the adjustment.