Northern Natural Gas Company

Fifth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 8-004, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 224 Original Sheet No. 224 : Effective





ii) Litigation Exception: Eligible Transition Costs shall include

costs attributable to contracts involved in litigation or

arbitration, on March 31, 1989 (Litigation Exception). Such

costs shall be recovered through a TOP Surcharge, as defined in

Section 18(b) iii below when they are paid and filed for by

Northern and authorized by the Commission, notwithstanding the

effectiveness of a Gas Inventory Charge or similar charge.


iii) TOP Surcharge: The TOP Surcharge is the volumetric surcharge which

shall be charged to all throughput volumes under all Northern's

Throughput service Rate Schedules or successors thereto as

contained in Northern's Volume No. 1 Tariff. Northern may, in

accordance with any applicable Commission Regulation, discount the

TOP Surcharge for transportation services. Any such discount will

be offered on a nondiscriminatory basis and subject to Commission

Order 497.


iv) Amortization Period: The Amortization Period for the TOP

Surcharge and TOP Litigation Exception Surcharge shall be a period

of five years from the effectuation date of the surcharge, as

defined in Section 18(c) i. below.