Steuben Gas Storage Company

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/1997, Docket: RP97-177-001, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 145A Original Sheet No. 145A : Effective









9.1 Definition. The term "force majeure" as used herein shall

mean acts of God, strikes, lockouts, or other industrial

disturbances; acts of the public enemy, wars, blockades,

insurrections, riots, epidemics, landslides, lightning,

earthquakes, fires, storms (including but not limited to

tornadoes or tornado warnings), crevasses, floods, washouts;

arrests and restraints of the government, either Federal or

State, civil or military, civil disturbances. Relative to

Seller's service and solely to the operation of its system,

force majeure shall also mean shutdowns for purposes of

necessary repairs, relocation, or construction of facilities;

breakage or accident to machinery, wells or lines of pipe or

casings; testing (as required by governmental authority or as

deemed necessary by Seller for the safe operation of the

underground storage reservoir and facilities required to

perform the service hereunder), the necessity of making

repairs or alterations to machinery or lines of pipe; failure