Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/20/1997, Docket: RP96-199-012, Status: Effective

Sub First Revised Sheet No. 241 Sub First Revised Sheet No. 241 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 241





monthly Take-or-Pay Charge from the applicable

upstream pipeline. The charges set forth therein

shall be adjusted to reflect either increases or

decreases in Fixed Take-or-Pay fixed Charges

actually billed, or new take-or-pay filings

(whether or not listed herein) from upstream

pipelines as may occur subsequent to July 1,



(e) The Monthly Amounts shall be billed in

accordance with Section 17 of these General Terms

and Conditions. Such amounts are in addition to

the rates and charges set forth on Sheet Nos. 5

through 9 of this tariff.


(f) MRT shall calculate carrying charges on

all upstream take-or-pay amounts from the date MRT

makes payment of such cost until such cost is

recovered hereunder. Each Customer's account

shall be debited or credited each month, as

appropriate, with such a carrying charge,

reflecting the ending balance as of the end of

the prior month in accordance with Section 154.67

of the Commission's regulations. Workpapers

supporting the Revised Take-or-Pay Charge, and

carrying charge computations, shall be provided.


(g) Customer Liability

Any Customer allocated Revised Fixed Take-or-Pay

Charges under this Section 23 shall remain liable

for the unpaid portion of its total Revised Fixed

Take-or-Pay Charge notwithstanding any change in

the service received from MRT including, but not

limited to, service agreement expirations or

cancellations, abandonment of service, conversion

of sales service to transportation service, change

in corporate identity or bankruptcy.


(h) Filing Procedure

The notice period of filings pursuant to this

section shall be not later than thirty (30) days

prior to the proposed effective date unless, for

good cause shown, a lesser notice period or

different effective date is allowed by a valid

Commission order.