Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 09/01/2005, Docket: RP05-436-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 246 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 246 : Effective

Superseding: Substitute Third Revised Sheet No. 246






credit does not meet the criteria in the aforementioned Section 5.4(k), MRT

may, upon ten (10) days' written notice to Customer, suspend performance of

service pending assurance of payments including, without limitation, all

amounts invoiced but not paid because disputed in accordance with the

provisions set forth in Section 17.3 of these General Terms and Conditions, in

accordance with Section 5.4(k) of these General Terms and Conditions.


26.2 If MRT requests additional information to be used for credit

evaluation after the initiation of service, contemporaneous with the request,

it will provide its reason(s) for requesting the additional information to

Customer and designate to whom Customer's response should be sent. MRT and

Customer may mutually agree to waive the requirements of this Section 26.2.





27.1 Upon request of MRT, Customer shall from time to time submit

estimates of the daily, monthly and annual quantities of gas to be transported

or stored under the rate schedules of this tariff, including peak day

requirements, together with the estimated amounts thereof applicable to each

receipt and delivery point and such other operating data as MRT may require in

order to plan its operations, to meet its system requirements, and to render

adequate services to its Customers.





28.1 MRT shall not be required to perform or continue service under any

of the rate schedules of this tariff on behalf of any Customer which, within

ten (10) days after receipt of written notice from MRT, fails to comply with

any and all of the terms of the applicable rate schedule, the General Terms

and Conditions of this tariff, or with the terms of its Service Agreement(s)

with MRT. Notwithstanding the other provisions of the applicable rate

schedule, MRT shall have the right to take immediate unilateral action to

protect the integrity of its system in the event MRT, in its reasonable

discretion, determines that immediate or irreparable harm to MRT's facilities

or operations will be caused by Customer's failure to comply with any of the

terms of the applicable rate schedule, the General Terms and Conditions, or

with the terms of the applicable Service Agreement.