El Paso Natural Gas Company

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 01/01/1994, Docket: RP94- 61-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 299D First Revised Sheet No. 299D : Superseded

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 299D







31.3 Definitions (Continued)


Amortized Amounts are the total estimated stranded

investment costs, less previously amortized amounts

divided by the number of months remaining in the Amortiza-

tion Period, plus interest for the applicable Recovery

Period. The Monthly Amortized Amounts shall be in effect

until adjusted in accordance with Section 31.4(b).


(c) Reservation Surcharge - A reservation surcharge rate

shall be determined as set forth in Section 31.4(a)

below. The Reservation Surcharge shall be selectively

adjusted by El Paso; provided, however, that such

adjusted Reservation Surcharge shall not exceed the

applicable Maximum Rate nor shall it be less than the

Minimum Rate in effect from time to time.


(d) Billing Determinants - The Billing Determinants under-

lying the rates at Docket No. RS92-60-000, et al.,

"Prospective Period," and identified on Statement of

Rates Sheet Nos. 25 and 26 of this FERC Gas Tariff shall

apply to those firm forward haul Shippers of El Paso for

the purpose of this Section.


(e) Monthly Billed Amount - The monthly amount billed each

Shipper as reflected on Statement of Rates Sheet Nos. 24

and 25 of the FERC Gas Tariff as described in Section

31.4(b) below shall be the Reservation Surcharge

multiplied by the Billing Determinant.


(f) Interest Rate - The quarterly interest rate published by

the Commission and computed in accordance with Section

154.67(c)(2)(iii) of the Commission's Regulations.


31.4 Determination of the Reservation Surcharge and Monthly

Amortized Amount - El Paso shall determine the Reservation

Surcharge and Monthly Amortization by the following procedures:


(a) The Reservation Surcharge rate(s) shall be determined

utilizing the total Monthly Amortized Amount within each

rate zone divided by the total of the Billing Determi-

nants for that zone, and is reflected on the Statement of

Rates Sheet contained in this Volume No. 1-A Tariff.