MidContinent Express Pipeline LLC
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 04/10/2009, Docket: RP09-136-000, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 260 Original Sheet No. 260
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
31. OPERATIONAL CONTROL
(a) MEP shall endeavor to maintain adequate pressure
throughout its System and to preserve the overall operational
integrity of its System; provided, however, that MEP shall not be
obligated to buy or sell Gas or, unless otherwise contractually
obligated, to install compression or otherwise modify its System for
these purposes except as otherwise agreed by contract. Operating
personnel for Shippers and other entities which are physically
taking delivery of Gas from MEP or tendering Gas to MEP shall
cooperate with MEP in furtherance of this Section. Each Shipper
shall designate the telephone, e-mail address and/or telefax numbers
of one or more persons [but not more than two (2) primary and two
(2) backup persons] for MEP to contact on operating matters
(including the receipt of Operational Flow Orders and notices of a
Critical Time) at any time, on a 24-hour a Day, 365-Day a Year
basis. Such contact persons must have adequate authority and
expertise to deal with such operating matters.
(b) For the purpose of these General Terms and
Conditions, the overall operational integrity of MEP's System shall
encompass the integrity of the physical System and the preservation
of physical assets and their performance, the overall operating
performance of the entire physical System as an entity (or any
portion thereof), and the maintenance (on a reliable and
operationally sound basis) of total System deliverability and the
quality of Gas delivered.
31.2 FACILITY CONTROL
MEP shall maintain actual physical and operational
control of all transmission and other facilities on its System.
31.3 OPERATING INFORMATION
MEP may request that Shippers periodically provide non-
binding estimates of flow patterns and other operating parameters.
Shippers will cooperate by providing such operating information.