Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC

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Effective Date: 12/20/2008, Docket: RP09-61-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 1155 Original Sheet No. 1155



Section 18



18.4 Operational Flow Order - An Operational Flow Order "OFO", may be

issued to alleviate conditions which threaten or could threaten

Gulf Crossing's safe operations, system integrity, or ability to

maintain operations required to provide efficient and reliable

firm service, and at any time that Gulf Crossing is unable to

provide all or any part of the services on its system. When Gulf

Crossing issues an OFO the notice shall describe the conditions

and the specific responses required from the affected

Customer(s). No penalties shall be assessed for actions taken by

a Customer in compliance with the directives from Gulf Crossing

during an OFO.


Gulf Crossing will provide as much advance notice as possible

prior to issuing an OFO, but in no event will an OFO be issued

without at least eight (8) hours notice prior to the action

required by the OFO unless a shorter time is required to protect

the operational integrity of the pipeline. No Shipper will be

subject to a penalty under this provision during the time period

beginning when Gulf Crossing first issues a notice declaring an

OFO and for a period ending eight hours after the issuance of

such notice. When Gulf Crossing declares an OFO, it shall post a

timely notice on its Internet Web Site followed by a telephone

call to affected Customer's dispatch number unless Customer has

designated another preferred format for notification. The

Customer's telephone numbers shall be provided pursuant to

Section 12.3 of these General Terms and Conditions. Notice of

all OFOs together with the explanation for the issuance will be

sent to the Commission and all affected shippers within 48 hours

of issuance. The Commission shall be notified by overnight mail

or facsimile and affected shippers shall be notified by a posting

on Gulf Crossing's Internet Web Site or via e-mail.


(a) Except in cases where the operational integrity of Gulf

Crossing's facilities would be in jeopardy if Gulf Crossing

did not take immediate action under Section 18.4, an OFO

will not be issued unless Gulf Crossing has first issued a

Critical Period notice. Once Gulf Crossing issues an OFO,

the OFO shall replace the Critical Period notice for the

specific area or Shippers covered by the OFO. Nothing

herein shall limit Gulf Crossing's ability to issue a

Critical Period notice for one portion of its system while

issuing an OFO for another portion of the system.