Steuben Gas Storage Company

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 09/14/2001, Docket: RO00-485-001, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 156B First Revised Sheet No. 156B : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 156B










18.1 General. Seller, in its discretion, shall have the right to

issue OFOs when in its judgement it is necessary to maintain

or restore the perational integrity of Seller's storage

system. Seller will not be required to issue an OFO:


(a) to redeliver Gas to any Customer that has not Tendered

Equivalent Quantities of Gas to Seller's storage

system; or


(b) to any other pipeline in order to obtain access to

quantities of Gas, except to the extent that such

quantities of Gas are being transported by such

pipeline for the account of a Customer.


Seller shall not be required to respond to any OFO that it

receives from an interstate pipeline that is not currently

providing equivalent quantities and pressures of Gas to

Seller, unless Seller is a customer on that pipeline.


18.2 Formes of OFO's. An OFO may:


(a) direct any Customer to increase/decrease quantities

injected or withdrawn or increase/decrease pressures at

a Point of Injection/Withdrawal, in accordance with

Section 18.4, below; or


(b) implement verbal arrangements with transporters; or


(c) enable Seller to take or require any other actions as

may be deemed necessary by Seller in its judgement

in order to maintain the operational integrity of Seller's

storage system.


18.3 OFO Operations Conditions. OFOs may be issued in any of the

following circumstances:


(a) to alleviate conditions that threaten the operational

integrity of Seller's storage system; or


(b) to maintain minimum necessary pressures for storage

operations; or


The OFO will remain in effect until the operational condition

requiring its issuance has been remedied.