Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 01/01/2010, Docket: RP10-206-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 560 Third Revised Sheet No. 560

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 560





19. CAPACITY RELEASE (continued)


release firm capacity pursuant to the provisions of this

Section 19.


(l) Unless Transporter agrees to a permanent release, only the

releasing Shipper shall be entitled to exercise rights

provided in Section 21 below or in 18 C.F.R. § 284.221 to

avoid pre-granted abandonment of service.


(m) Except as provided in Section 22.8 of these General Terms

and Conditions, releasing Shippers, bidders, and replacement

Shippers shall implement capacity releases electronically.


(n) A Shipper under Rate Schedule RSS may release and assign

capacity hereunder as provided in Section 2.9 of said Rate

Schedule. Service under such release shall be available

only at the Primary Delivery Point(s) designated in the

releasing Shipper's Service Agreement and at which the

releasing Shipper releases and assigns firm capacity rights

and the replacement Shipper must be able to demonstrate its

ability to comply with the return and other obligations

contained in Rate Schedule RSS.


(o) (i) Any Shipper under Rate Schedule FT-2 may seek to

release its FT-2 capacity to others subject to the

terms and conditions providing for capacity release

under Rate Schedule FT in Section 19 of the General

Terms and Conditions of this Tariff; provided,

however, any such released capacity shall be subject

to the same MFO(s) as set forth in the Rate Schedule

FT-2 Service Agreement.


(ii) Any Linked Firm Service Shipper may seek to release

its capacity to others, to the extent provided for

under the applicable Rate Schedule under this Tariff

and as long as such released capacity is subject to

the same terms and conditions associated with such

Linked Firm Service capacity; provided, however, that

any such release is determined by Transporter to be

operationally feasible taking into consideration the

availability of firm capacity due to the provision of

the linked transportation service under Rate Schedule

FT-2 at the applicable Receipt and/or Delivery Point.