Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 12/01/2002, Docket: RP03- 51-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 26 Third Revised Sheet No. 26 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 26







2.2 Service hereunder shall consist of:


(a) the receipt of quantities of natural gas by MRT for

Customer's account at the receipt point(s) up to the MDQ, exclusive of

Fuel Use and LUFG, specified in the SCT Agreement;


(b) the transportation of such quantities of natural gas by MRT;



(c) the delivery to Customer or for Customer's account of

thermally equivalent quantities of natural gas up to the MDQ at the

delivery point(s) in accordance with the SCT Agreement.


2.3 A Customer that receives service under this rate schedule shall

not transport gas on an interruptible basis (including authorized overrun

under Rate Schedule FTS) or transport gas as a Replacement Customer pursuant

to Section 14 of the General Terms and Conditions unless the Customer has

exhausted its MDQ of firm transportation under its SCT Agreement. The

foregoing limitation shall not apply to deliveries for storage injection or

service under Rate Schedule ISS. In addition, the Customer shall not receive

deliveries of gas from any third party transporters.


2.4 Service provided by MRT under this rate schedule shall be firm and

shall not be subject to curtailment, interruption or discontinuance, except as

specified in Sections 8 and 9 of the General Terms and Conditions.


2.5 A Customer may release its firm capacity pursuant to the Capacity

Release provisions of this tariff; however, any such release shall convert all

of Customer's service under this rate schedule to service under Rate Schedule

FTS for the remaining term of the Customer's SCT Agreement.