Midwestern Gas Transmission Company


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Effective Date: 09/15/1997, Docket: RP97-449-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 81 Second Revised Sheet No. 81 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 81





(v) any applicable restrictions; and


(vi) the last day of the Bidding Period.


(b) Upon conclusion of the Bidding Period, Transporter shall evaluate the

bids in accord with the present value formula set forth in Article XXI,

Section 6 for the evaluation of bids under Transporter's capacity

release mechanism; provided that the term used for purposes of the

formula will be the lesser of the term proposed by the Bidder or five

years; and provided further that any bid rate higher than the maximum

applicable rate shall be deemed to be equal to the maximum applicable



(c) Within 5 days of the close of the Bidding Period, Transporter shall

notify Shipper of the bid meeting all the criteria in Section (a)

hereof that has the highest present value to Transporter ("Highest

Bid"). Shipper shall have 25 days after receiving notice to notify

Transporter as to whether it will match the Highest Bid. If the

Shipper elects to match the Highest Bid, it must execute a new service

agreement that contains the terms of that Bid prior to the termination

of its existing long term firm service agreement; provided, however,

that shipper shall not be required to pay any rate higher than the

maximum applicable rate.


(d) If Transporter receives no qualifying bids on the capacity, then

Shipper may continue to receive service at the maximum rate or such

other rate as Transporter and Shipper mutually agree. A Shipper paying

the maximum rate, may determine the term of the extended service. A

Shipper who continues service under such basis shall retain its right

of first refusal.




The rates for Transporter's Funding Services as specified below shall be adjusted

from time to time to reflect collections to fund the research, development, and

demonstration programs of the Gas Research Institute (GRI) in accord with the

procedures herein specified.


1. Funding Services: Funding Services shall include (1) all transportation

services under Rate Schedules in Volume No. 1 of Transporter's FERC Gas

Tariff and (2) all transportation services for interstate pipelines,

intrastate pipelines, distribution customers, or for ultimate consumers under

Rate Schedules in Volume No. 2 of Transporter's FERC Gas Tariff; provided,

however, that such services shall exclude (1) services for another interstate

pipeline that has a GRI rate