Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Company

Fifth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/2001, Docket: RP96-200-069, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 8Y Original Sheet No. 8Y : Superseded

 

STATEMENT OF NEGOTIATED RATES

Contract Rate

Shipper Name Number Schedule Contract Demand Receipt Point(s) Delivery Point(s) 2/ Rate 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/

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Norandal USA, 1001159 FT 450 Dth/D 8/ 1/ At the point of inter- $.2618/Dth (through 3/31/02)

Inc. connection between the $.2318/Dth (remainder of term)

HFT 11/ 150 Dth/D 12/ facilities of REGT and $.2828/Dth (through 3/31/02)

Reliant Energy Arkla, a $.2528/Dth (remainder of term)

Division of Reliant Energy

Resources Corp., near Newport,

AR where deliveries are made for

the account of Shipper. DRN No. 222110

1/ Shipper shall have access to receipts from Pools and/or points in other Pooling Areas (except for the West 1 Pooling Area) in accordance with the Tariff. The only

receipts eligible for the agreed-to rates from the West 1 Pooling Area shall be from AIRPs (not Pools) excluding any points west or south of Custer, Oklahoma.

2/ Except to change Delivery Point in accordance with Tariff to another Delivery Point on Transporter's system for continuing service to plant served by existing

Delivery Point, to be eligible for the rates Shipper shall not change the Delivery Point during term (through March 31, 2007).

3/ No surcharges or add-ons to less than maximum rates attributable to: GRI, ACA, Order No. 528 and Order No. 636 transition cost surcharges. Shipper shall pay or

provide Compressor Fuel allowances and charges (including EPC), applicable penalties related to curtailments, OFOs, nominations, scheduling, balancing, overruns or

similar tariff charges or construction activities. Shipper responsible for taxes on gas delivered by, transported for, or received by it. Transporter may adjust rate

components in such manner as it may determine to yield above stated unit rates when calculated on an assumed 100% load factor basis; for HFT, assumed 100% load factor

unit rate shown based on aggregate hourly CD's for Day. Shipper elects levelized billing (to extent available under Tariff) for term of agreement.

4/ If a decrease in Transporter's maximum rate is mandated by a FERC proceeding initiated, directly or indirectly, or supported by Shipper, the Arkansas Gas Consumers,

Inc. ("AGC") or any member of the AGC which contracts to receive service under the agreement, then Shipper

shall continue to pay the agreed-to rates.

5/ Rate applicable to specified receipt/delivery points, unless otherwise agreed. Authorized overrun rate for eligible FT services: $.2828/Dth (through 3/31/02),

$.2528/Dth (remainder of term).

6/ To be eligible for the above rates at any time during the term of the agreement, Shipper must utilize service under this TSA (or TSAs if more than one to Delivery

Point) to transport all of its plant requirements for natural gas to the extent such service is made available by Transporter. Otherwise, Transporter shall be entitled

to charge and collect a total amount calculated using rates not less than the maximum applicable rates for the term of the agreement.

7/ Shipper waives rights to receive any refunds, credits or benefits from rates, penalties or other revenues which would provide Shipper a greater economic benefit, or

a lower effective rate, than the above rates. If Shipper seeks to exercise any waived rights, Transporter shall notify Shipper, and if Shipper continues to seek to

exercise such waived rights, then Transporter shall have immediate right to terminate any provisions for rates less than maximum applicable recourse rates.

8/ Shipper shall have a one-time right to reduce the Contract Demand level specified above. Amount of reduction limited to known and measurable changes in Shipper's

total firm gas requirements.

9/ For the term of the agreement, Shipper shall have a contractual "right-of-first-refusal" as to reserved capacity on Transporter's system, which will operate in the

same manner as the provisions of Section 21 of the GT&C in Tariff.

10/ AGC will provide Transporter prior notice of intent to file intervention, protest or other pleading regarding Transporter's FERC filing(s), provided that

Transporter gives AGC two days oral notification and copy of applicable FERC filing on day of filing.

11/ Pursuant to Section 15, GT&C of Tariff, Transporter providing limited waivers of advance and electronic contracting requirements to facilitate HFT transaction.

Shipper elected up-front uniform service period of December - February of each contract year through 2007.

12/ Cumulative Contract Demand for the Day; CD for each Hour of Day will be 1/24 of amount shown, rounded up or down to nearest whole number, as necessary to reach

cumulative daily quantity. HFT quantities accounted for as second through the meter after scheduled FT quantities. Shipper has right to permanently reduce its HFT

Contract Demand, in whole or in part, if it provides notice to Transporter by August 1 of the contract year.