Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 02/28/2003, Docket: RP03-239-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 163 Original Sheet No. 163 : Effective






5. RATES (continued)


5.3 Reservation Fee Billing Option: In lieu of billing and paying a

uniform monthly Reservation Fee, Shipper may elect, prior to each

Reverse Storage Contract Year to establish an alternative billing

pattern as set forth below using flexible maximum reservation

charges derived from the maximum uniform charges for service shown

in Transporter's Statement of Effective Rates and Charges for

Transportation of Gas contained in this Tariff. The total annual

Reservation Fees resulting from this flexible billing option shall

equal the total Reservation Fees Shipper would pay under standard

uniform billing for the same annual period. Under this billing

option, Shipper may choose to shift forward all or part of its

annual Reservation Fee payment obligation to the Months of

utilization (i.e., the Reverse Withdrawal Period) or to such other

Months as Shipper may prefer. The optional billing pattern shall

be set forth in the Service Agreement. If Transporter determines

that sufficient capacity remains available and agrees to enter

into a Service Agreement after the start of the Reverse Storage

Year (but during the Reverse Withdrawal Period), then Shipper will

be deemed to have elected flexible billing of the Reservation Fee

under this option in order that its total Reservation Fee payment

obligation for the period from the start of the Service Agreement

to the end of the current Reverse Storage Contract Year shall be

equal to its annual payment obligation if the Service Agreement

had been in effect from the beginning of the Reverse Storage

Contract Year.




The applicable maximum (Base Rate plus other applicable charges) and minimum

rates and charges for service under this Rate Schedule are specified in

Transporter's Statement of Effective Rates and Charges for Transportation of

Gas, as on file and in effect from time to time, in this Tariff. Any discount

from the maximum rate applicable to any service shall be in accordance with

terms and conditions set forth and agreed to by Transporter under an agreement

for such discounted service. Said rates are subject to adjustment as provided

in the General Terms and Conditions.