El Paso Natural Gas Company

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 04/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 60-016, Status: Effective

3rd Substitute Original Sheet No. 281 3rd Substitute Original Sheet No. 281 : Superseded







28.1 Purpose - This Section 28 sets forth the specific terms and

conditions applicable to the implementation by El Paso of a

Capacity Release Program on its interstate pipeline system.


28.2 Applicability - This Section 28 is applicable to any Shipper

who has a Part 284 Transportation Service Agreement under Rate

Schedule T-3 contained in this Volume No. 1-A Tariff or an

Acquired Capacity Agreement (except for those Acquired

Capacity Agreements providing for volumetric reservation

charges) and who elects to release, subject to the Capacity

Release Program set forth herein, all or a portion of its firm

transportation rights. Shipper shall have the right to

release any portion of the firm capacity rights held under a

Transportation Service Agreement or an Acquired Capacity

Agreement but only to the extent that the capacity so released

is acquired by another Shipper pursuant to the provisions of

this Section 28.


(a) With respect to any full requirements Rate Schedule T-3

Shipper who elects to participate in this Capacity Release

Program, the total capacity rights of such Shipper shall

be deemed to be limited to the quantity representing such

Shipper's Billing Determinants underlying El Paso's rates

in effect from time to time less the quantity actually

released by such Shipper. This limitation on the capacity

rights of such full requirements Shipper shall not apply

during the time all capacity released hereunder is

recalled by such Shipper. If a full requirements Shipper

under Rate Schedule T-3 is not participating in the

Capacity Release Program, such Shipper shall be entitled

to full requirements service in accordance with its

Transportation Service Agreement.


(b) Any Rate Schedule FTS-S Shipper may release capacity under

the same conditions set forth in (a) above provided that

such Shipper is willing to convert on a temporary basis,

for a minimum term of one (1) month, to service under Rate

Schedule T-3. Notice of the intent to convert must be

given to El Paso at least one (1) week prior to the

beginning of the month(s) for which such conversion is

to be effective. For purposes of determining

capacity rights of such Shipper, El Paso will

utilize either the Shipper's billing determinants