Gulf States Transmission Corporation

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 07/01/2000, Docket: RP00-352-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 50 Second Revised Sheet No. 50 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 50






11. FORCE MAJEURE (Continued)


In the event of either party being rendered unable, wholly or in part, by force

majeure to carry out its obligations other than the obligation to make payment

of amounts accrued and due at the time thereof, it is agreed that upon such

party giving notice and full particulars of such force majeure in writing or by

telegraph to the other party within a reasonable time after the occurrence of

the cause relied on, the obligations of both parties, so far as they are

affected by such force majeure, shall be suspended during the continuance of any

inability so caused, but for no longer period, and such cause shall so far as

possible be remedied with all reasonable dispatch.


Neither party shall be liable in damages to the other for any act, omission or

circumstance occasioned by, or in consequence of, force majeure, as herein



Such causes or contingencies affecting the performance by either party, however,

shall not relieve it of liability unless such party shall give notice and full

particulars of such cause or contingency in writing or by telegraph to the other

party as soon as possible after the occurrence relied upon, nor shall such

causes or contingencies affecting the performance by either party relieve it of

liability in the event of its concurring negligence or in the event of its

failure to use due diligence to remedy the situation and remove the cause in an

adequate manner and with all reasonable dispatch, nor shall such causes or

contingencies affecting the performance by either party relieve it from its

obligations to make payments of amounts then due in respect of natural gas

theretofore delivered.




12.1 Pressure of Deliveries


Pressures at the Point(s) of Receipt and Delivery shall be as agreed upon

by Shipper and Transporter in the service agreement. Transporter shall

deliver natural gas to Shipper as nearly as practicable at such agreed

upon pressure.


12.2 Operational Flow Orders


(a) Circumstances Warranting Issuance: Transporter shall have the

right to issue Operational Flow Orders (OFOs) as specified in

this Section that require actions by Shippers in order (1) to

alleviate conditions that threaten the integrity of the system;

(2) to maintain pipeline operations at the pressures required to

provide efficient and reliable transportation services; (3) to

have adequate gas supplies in the system to deliver on demand;

(4) to maintain service to all firm shippers; and (5) to maintain

the system in balance for the foregoing purposes.


(b) Preliminary Notifications/Follow-up Reports: Transporter shall

provide, via posting on its Interactive Internet Website, prior

notice to all Shippers of upcoming system events such as

anticipated weather patterns and operational problems that may

necessitate the issuance of an OFO. On a quarterly basis,

Transporter will provide every Shipper that was affected by an

OFO during the previous quarter a written report that details the

underlying causes that warranted the issuance of the OFO during

the quarter and explains why the actions required by the OFO were

necessary to alleviate the identified problems.