El Paso Natural Gas Company

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 05/01/1990, Docket: GT90- 26-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 235 Original Sheet No. 235 : Superseded







Firm transportation service under this FERC Gas Tariff shall

be provided when, and to the extent that, El Paso determines that

firm capacity is available in El Paso's existing facilities, which

firm capacity is not subject to a prior claim by another customer

or another class of service. Firm capacity which becomes available

on and after the effective date of this Section 20, other than

capacity which becomes available through the installation of new

mainline transmission facilities (other than minor tap), and which

is not converted or subject to conversion to firm transportation

capacity pursuant to Section 284.10 of the Commission's

Regulations, shall be made available to potential Shippers to

support new firm transportation agreements on a first come/first

served basis.


The provisions of this Section 20 shall also be applicable to

firm service under special rate schedules contained in El Paso's

Volume No. 2 Tariff.


20.1 A valid request for firm transportation service under this

FERC Gas Tariff made after the effectiveness of Section 23

hereof shall be in accordance with, and contain the data

required by the provisions contained in such Section 23.


20.2 With respect to all requests for firm transportation service

by a Shipper made on and after the effective date of this

Section 20, the provisions of Sections 20.3 through 20.5 and

23.6 shall govern.


20.3 (a) The availability of firm capacity for contract shall be

determined by the time and date El Paso receives a valid

request for service under this FERC Gas Tariff, which

conforms to Section 20.4 below and the provisions

contained in Section 23 upon effectiveness of such

section. El Paso shall consider all valid requests in

the order received, and when a request for service is

accepted in writing by El Paso. Allocation of contracted

firm capacity will be on a pro rata basis.