Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/2003, Docket: RP00-410-003, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 42 First Revised Sheet No. 42 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 42





4. WITHDRAWALS (Continued)


(b) As the withdrawal season progresses, MRT shall

individually contact all Rate Schedule FSS Customers that

appear to be retaining excess inventories. MRT will assist

such Customers in developing storage withdrawal programs to

insure that they do not exceed their individual retention



(c) MRT shall permit Rate Schedule FSS Customers to use

its Internet web site to transfer storage inventories in

accordance with Section 5 of this rate schedule.


(d) MRT shall not require the forfeiture of storage

inventories which a Rate Schedule FSS Customer fails to

withdraw due to operational constraints on the MRT system which

prevent the Customer from complying with the withdrawal

schedule set forth in Section 4.1 of this rate schedule.


Forfeiture of gas pursuant to Section 4.6 of this rate schedule shall be the

last resort.


4.8 MRT may immediately recall up to 70,000 MMBtu per day of storage

deliverability which has been allocated to Rate Schedule FSS Customers when

such deliverability is necessary for MRT to provide no-notice deliveries,

instantaneous redelivery of Customer requirements, proper line pack

management, and to cover unintentional Customer daily imbalances. MRT will

recall this deliverability on a pro rata basis based on each Customer's

contracted capacity. MRT will provide notice of any such recall on its

Internet web site. Any recall of storage deliverability pursuant to this

section shall not affect any storage Customer's inventory.




5.1 A Rate Schedule FSS Customer may transfer stored volumes to any

Rate Schedule FSS or Rate Schedule ISS Customer, if: