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. 58 First Revised Sheet No. 58 : Effective







This Rate Schedule is available to any party (hereinafter referred to as

Customer) that requests parking and/or loan services on an interruptible,

self-implementing basis from MRT when:


(a) MRT determines that the service may be rendered pursuant to either

Subparts B or G of Part 284 of the Commission's Regulations;


(b) Customer submits a valid request for the service as defined in

Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions of this tariff, which

shall be via electronic means using the Internet unless MRT otherwise



(c) MRT has reviewed the request and determined that excess capacity

may exist from time to time to perform the interruptible service

requested; and


(d) Customer and MRT have executed a Service Agreement for service

under Rate Schedule PALS in the form commencing on Sheet No. 292 of this

tariff which provides for the parking and/or lending of gas, via

electronic means using the Internet, unless MRT otherwise agrees.




2.1 This Rate Schedule shall apply to the parking of gas by Customer

or the lending of gas by MRT, and the subsequent withdrawal or return thereof,

pursuant to a Service Agreement executed by MRT and Customer providing for

such services on an interruptible basis, up to the quantities agreed to by MRT

from time to time, and subject to the provisions of the Service Agreement and

the General Terms and Conditions of this tariff.


2.2 Service hereunder shall consist of:


(a) Lending: the receipt by Customer (or crediting to Customer's

account) of quantities of gas from MRT at point(s) agreed to on MRT's

system and the subsequent return of the loaned quantities at the agreed

upon time and at the same point(s) or mutually agreed upon point(s) on

MRT's system; and