Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/01/2004, Docket: RP04-152-000, Status: Effective

Fifth Revised Sheet No. 70 Fifth Revised Sheet No. 70 : Effective

Superseding: Fourth Revised Sheet No. 70






Except where expressly stated otherwise, the following terms when used

in all rate schedules, the Service Agreements, and these General Terms and

Conditions shall have the following meanings:


The term British Thermal Unit ("Btu" shall mean the quantity of heat

required to raise the temperature of one (1) pound avoirdupois of pure water

from fifty-eight and five-tenths degrees Fahrenheit (58.5oF.) to fifty-nine

and five-tenths degrees Fahrenheit (59.5oF.) at a constant pressure of

fourteen and seventy-three hundredths pounds per square inch absolute (14.73



The term "business day" shall mean Monday through Friday excluding

Federal Banking Holidays for transactions in the U.S., and similar holidays

for transactions occurring in Canada and Mexico.


The term "Central Time" or "CT" shall mean central clock time, whether

standard or daylight savings time.


The term "Commission" shall mean the Federal Energy Regulatory

Commission or any agency or other governmental body or bodies succeeding to,

in the lawful exercise of that jurisdiction, any powers which are exercisable

by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or any other regulatory body

exercising jurisdiction over MRT.


The term "Confirmation by Exception" or "CBE" shall be as defined in

NAESB Standard 1.2.11.


The term "Confirmation Requester" shall be as defined in NAESB Standard



The term "Confirming Parties" shall be as defined in NAESB Standard



The term "Confirming Party" shall be as defined in NAESB Standard 1.2.9.


The term "critical notices" shall mean those notices MRT posts on its

Internet web site that pertain to system conditions that affect scheduling or

adversely affect scheduled and flowing quantities.



The term "cubic foot of gas" shall mean the amount of gas necessary to

fill a cubic foot of space at standard temperature and standard pressure.