Black Marlin Pipeline Company

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 09/11/2000, Docket: RP00-457-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 318 First Revised Sheet No. 318 : Superseded

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 318





is made as of ____________, by and between Black Marlin Pipeline Company, a

Texas corporation, with offices at 801 Travis, Suite 2100, Houston, Texas and

_______________________ (collectively, the "parties").





WHEREAS, the parties desire to facilitate transactions, reports and other

information exchanged ("Transactions") by electronically transmitting and

receiving data in agreed formats in substitution for on-line transmittal

and/or for conventional paper-based documents; and


WHEREAS, the parties desire to assure that such Transactions are not legally

invalid or unenforceable as a result of the use of available electronic

technologies for the mutual benefit of the parties; and


WHEREAS, the parties desire to enter into this Agreement to govern their

relationship with respect to electronic data interchange ("EDI") Transactions.


NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and covenants herein

contained, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and

sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties, intending to be

legally bound, hereby agree as follows:


Section 1. Prerequisites.


1.1. Documents: Standards. Each party may electronically transmit to or

receive from the other party any of the transaction sets listed in the

Exhibit(s) of the Appendix, and transaction sets which the parties by written

agreement add to the Appendix (collectively "Documents"). Any transmission of

data which is not a Document shall have no force or effect between the parties

unless justifiably relied upon by the receiving party. All Documents shall be

transmitted in accordance with the standards and the published industry

guidelines set forth in the Appendix. The Appendix to this Agreement is

attached hereto and made a part hereof; the Appendix and Exhibit(s) thereto

hereafter are referred to as the “Appendix”. In the event of a conflict

between the provisions in the body of this Agreement and the Appendix, the

Appendix will govern.