Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/01/2002, Docket: RP00-393-002, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 170 Second Revised Sheet No. 170 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 170





24. Operational Flow Orders


(a) General


(1) Seller's Issuance of Operational Flow Orders


Seller, in its reasonable discretion, shall have

the right to issue Operational Flow Orders (OFO)

as specified in this Section upon determination by

Seller that action is required in order to

alleviate operating conditions which threaten the

integrity of Seller's system, to maintain pipeline

operations at the pressures required to provide

reliable firm transportation service, to have

adequate supplies in the pipeline to deliver on

demand (including deliveries into the mainline and

providing line pack), to maintain firm service to

all Buyers and for all firm services, and to

maintain the pipeline system in balance for the

foregoing reasons. To the extent feasible, Seller

shall attempt to direct such OFOs to those Buyers

causing the condition that necessitates issuance

of the OFO. The declaration to the affected

parties of operational flow orders, critical

periods, and/or critical notices should describe

the conditions and the specific responses required

from the affected parties.


(2) Buyer's Responsibility to Comply With OFOs


Upon issuance of an OFO by Seller to Buyer, Buyer

shall adjust gas receipts or deliveries for its

account as directed. Failure to comply with an

OFO will result in a violation of the OFO and

cause Buyer to incur OFO penalties.


(b) Pipeline-Specific Operational Standards for Issuance of



(1) If, in Seller's judgment, impending operating

conditions will cause inadequate delivery

pressures to one or more Buyers, Seller may

immediately issue an OFO pursuant to this Section

requiring that deliveries under all of Seller's