El Paso Natural Gas Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1A

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Effective Date: 04/01/2010, Docket: RP10-454-001, Status: Effective

Sixth Revised Sheet No. 219A Sixth Revised Sheet No. 219A

Superseding: Fifth Revised Sheet No. 219A







4.7 Capacity Reserved for Future Expansion Projects (Continued)


(b) Transporter may only reserve capacity for a future

expansion project for which an open season has been or will

be held within one Year of the date that Transporter posts

such capacity as being reserved. Transporter will not,

absent Commission approval, accept advance payments to

reserve capacity under this Section 4.7.


(c) If Transporter elects to reserve capacity, it will notify

Shippers of its intent as part of its posting of capacity

on its EBB. Transporter's posting for reserved capacity

for future expansion projects shall include the following

information: (i) a description of the project for which

the capacity will be reserved; (ii) the total quantity of

capacity to be reserved; (iii) the location of the proposed

reserved capacity on the pipeline system; (iv) whether, and

if so when, Transporter anticipates that an open season for

the capacity will be held or the reserved capacity will

otherwise be posted for bids; (v) the projected in-service

date of the new facilities; and (vi) on an ongoing basis,

how much of the reserved capacity has been sold on a

limited-term basis that would otherwise be eligible for a

right-of-first-refusal. The posting for reserved capacity

shall also include a non-binding solicitation for turnback

capacity to serve the expansion project, provided that

Transporter shall post the non-binding solicitation for

turnback capacity no later than 90 Days after the close of

the expansion project open season, specifying the minimum

term for a response to the solicitation. Transporter shall

make reasonable efforts to update the posting up to the in-

service date of the project to reflect any material changes

in the scope of the project.


(d) When reserving capacity for future expansion projects,

Transporter shall first post for bid all of its available

capacity prior to the reservation period. Transporter

shall post and award available capacity in accordance with

Sections 9.7 and 9.9 except for the open season posting

period which shall be at least five Business Days for all

capacity posted under this Section 4.7(d).