Mid Louisiana Gas Company

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/1997, Docket: RP97-151-003, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 128 First Revised Sheet No. 128 : Effective

Superseding: ORIGINAL SHEET NO. 128

 

 

rebuttal period, excluding government-required rate changes.

This standard 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 deminished by this standard.

 

9.4 Pipeline and Customer shall have the right to examine the

books, records, and charts of the other party during normal

business hours of Pipeline or Customer to the extent necessary

to verify the accuracy of any statement, charge, or

computation made pursuant to the provisions of this FERC Gas

Tariff. The cost of such examination shall be borne by the

party exercising its right of examination.

 

9.5 Customer shall pay Pipeline, at its designated office on or

before the 20th day of each month, for the services performed

by Pipeline for Customer during the preceding month, and

billed by Pipeline in the statement for such month. Such payment

shall include supporting documentation which shall identify items

for which remittance is included and appropriate detail for

amounts adjusted.

 

9.6 Should Customer fail to pay the amount of any bill for

services performed by Pipeline for Customer when such amount

is due, interest thereon shall accrue at the prime rate in

effect on the date of such statement plus one percent (1%).

The term "prime rate" shall mean the annual rate of interest

at which short-term loans are made by The Chase Manhattan

Bank, New York, New York, to its prime customers. If

invoice is in duspute, pay portion not in dispute and provide

documentation identifying basis for the dispute.

 

9.7 If Customer's failure to pay continues for thirty (30) days

after payment is due, Pipeline, in addition to any other

remedy it may have, may suspend services until such amount is

paid; provided, however, that if Customer in good faith,

disputes the amount of any such bill providing to Pipeline

such documentation as to identify the basis for the dispute and

pays to Pipeline such

amounts as Customer concedes to be correct, and upon demand

made by Pipeline, furnishes within thirty (30) days a good and

sufficient surety bond, in amount and with sureties

satisfactory to Pipeline, conditional upon the payment of any

amounts ultimately found due upon such bill 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 deliveries of gas unless

and until the sureties fail to perform in accordance with the

conditions of such bond. Pipeline shall reimburse Customer

for those costs incurred by Customer in furnishing the surety

bond in the event of a final determination that no amounts are

due Pipeline.