Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 126 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 126 : Effective

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 126






(j) If a Customer nominates receipts from more than one pool and

a conflict arises as to which pool receives the Customer's higher

scheduling priority, then the Customer's priority shall be prorated

between or among the affected pools.


(k) MRT shall redetermine the priority of each Customer and Pool

Operator under Section 8.2 and reallocate capacity hereunder on a

periodic basis as is necessary for MRT to recognize the priority of new

Customers and Pool Operators or to reflect any changes in the priorities

of existing Customers and Pool Operators, to assure service to its firm

Customers, and to accommodate the operational requirements of the



(l) MRT shall have the unqualified right to interrupt

Transportation Services, Storage Services, or both at any time under

MRT's interruptible rate schedules to provide service under MRT's firm

rate schedules pursuant to a properly submitted nomination or under Rate

Schedule NNT. MRT will give scheduling priority to service under Rate

Schedule NNT and intraday nominations submitted by firm Customers over

nominated and scheduled and/or flowing quantities for interruptible

Customers. MRT shall interrupt interruptible and authorized overrun

quantities in sequence pursuant to the priorities specified in Section

8.2 herein, from lowest to highest priority. MRT shall notify any

Customer whose service is to be interrupted pursuant to this provision

in accordance with Section 8.1(f)(i) above. However, if, in order to

provide No Notice Transportation service pursuant to the terms and

conditions of Rate Schedule NNT, MRT is required to interrupt a lower

priority service, MRT shall notify any Customer whose service is to be

interrupted as soon as is reasonably practicable. Upon thirty (30)

days' notice via posting on MRT's Internet web site, MRT may provide

such notifications to Customers electronically via the Internet.


(m) In making reductions in nominated quantities during the

scheduling process, MRT will use Customer or Pool Operator provided

rankings for service under its Service Agreement if not in conflict with

the priorities set forth in Section 8 of these General Terms and



(n) For nominations pursuant to the cycle described in Section

8.1(f)(i)(A) above, MRT will complete the scheduling process and provide

information on scheduled quantities by 4:30 p.m. CT on the day prior to

gas flow.


(o) In addition to the foregoing, the scheduling, allocation and

curtailment of capacity pursuant to this Section 8 shall conform to the

provisions of Section 19.2 governing the negotiated and recourse rates.