Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 01/21/2008, Docket: RP08-135-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 91 Third Revised Sheet No. 91 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 91






5.1 All Customers or potential Customers requesting firm or

interruptible transportation service must submit a valid request pursuant to

Section 5.4 hereof for such service. A request shall be considered valid as

of the date received if it contains adequate information with respect to all

of the items specified in Section 5.4, subject to any necessary verification,

and contains the other applicable information required by this Section 5.


5.2 A Customer or a potential Customer must submit a valid request for

any of the following:


(a) A request for MRT to commence service for Customer.


(b) A request for an increase in Customer's contract



(c) A request by an existing firm Customer to add new

Primary Receipt or Primary Delivery Point capacity under an

existing Service Agreement.


(d) A request by an existing Customer to extend or renew a

Service Agreement that has or will expire and terminate by its own



5.3 A request by an existing Customer to extend the term of a Service

Agreement that contains an "evergreen clause" or that otherwise provides for

automatic renewal or extension of service shall not necessitate the submission

of a request for service as required in this Section 5, provided that Customer

notifies MRT of such renewal or extension in accordance with the terms of the

applicable Service Agreement.


5.4 Other than requests for authorized overrun service which may be

contained in Customer's nomination form submitted pursuant to Section 8 of

these General Terms and Conditions, requests for discounted rates under

existing Service Agreements, requests to amend interruptible Service

Agreements, and requests for service under the rate schedules designated on

MRT's Internet web site as requiring electronic contracting which must be

requested electronically, all requests for service shall be submitted in

writing to MRT and shall contain the following information: