Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Company

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/1996, Docket: RP96-200-002, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 302 First Revised Sheet No. 302 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 302

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

system-wide and segment basis given the network

nature of Transporter's system. Pursuant to

this Section 20, Transporter may limit

withdrawals from storage by Shippers under Rate

Schedule FSS or ISS based on operational

considerations such as force majeure occurrences

(e.g., line rupture, compressor outage, disaster,

unusual weather conditions, etc.), to provide

for essential repair and maintenance, to ensure

safe operation of storage facilities or other

facilities operated in connection therewith,

and/or to correct or alleviate system or segment

over-supply situations or capacity constraints.

 

21. PRE-GRANTED ABANDONMENT AND CESSATION OF SERVICE:

 

21.1 General. A Shipper under an existing firm Service

Agreement with Transporter which has a primary term

of one Year or more ("Long-Term Firm Agreement") may,

by complying with the requirements of this section,

retain all or a portion of its capacity and continue

to receive firm service under the same Rate Schedule

beyond the expiration date of such Long-Term Firm

Agreement, under the conditions set forth

hereinbelow. Otherwise, Transporter shall have all

required governmental and regulatory authority to

cease providing service to a Shipper and service

shall not be continued, unless Transporter otherwise

agrees, upon expiration of the term or termination of

a Service Agreement. With respect to a Shipper under

a Long-Term Firm Agreement paying a Negotiated Rate,

the provisions of Section 12.3 above shall be

applicable.

 

21.2 Waiver. The right to seek continued service may be

waived by Shipper by agreement between the parties.

Additionally, Shipper shall not be entitled to such

right if Shipper terminates, or causes the

termination of, the Long-Term Firm Agreement.

 

21.3 Notice. At least eighteen (18) Months or one-half of

the term of the Service Agreement, whichever is less,

prior to the expiration date of the Long-Term Firm

Agreement or, in the case of a Long-Term Firm

agreement in which bilateral evergreen clauses are in

effect, within seven (7) Days of Shipper receiving

notice of Transporter's election to terminate said