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Effective Date: 11/01/1998, Docket: CP98-250-002, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 53 Original Sheet No. 53 : Effective



Project Delivery Point in quantities that do not exceed the

capabilities of the Storage Project and the Storage Service Rights

of the respective Owners. Withdrawals for an Owner will first

serve to reduce such Owner's Interruptible Working Gas Inventory,

if any. Withdrawals for an Owner other than Northwest shall not

exceed Available Working Gas Inventory of such Owner. Withdrawals

for Northwest in excess of its Available Working Gas Inventory may

be made for Northwest System Balancing and shall be reflected in

the Northwest System Balancing Account.


7.4 Force Majeure Use By Northwest


In the event of the occurrence of a "force majeure" condition, as

defined by ARTICLE 10, on Northwest's Natural Gas Transmission

System, which renders it impossible for Northwest to maintain

minimum pipeline pressures and service required to supply

contracted firm service to any of Northwest's customers, Northwest

shall have the right to withdraw working gas from the Storage

Reservoir in such quantities and at such rates as required to

restore and maintain minimum pressure and service, even though

such quantities and rates of withdrawals may be in excess of

Northwest's Storage Service Rights; provided, however, that such

withdrawals shall (i) not jeopardize the integrity of the Storage

Project, and (ii) not reduce the availability of nominated

quantities and withdrawal rates from the respective Storage

Service Rights of other Owners, except by their express

permission. Northwest shall not withdraw any cushion gas or

reduce the volume thereof below the Project Cushion Gas

Requirement, unless otherwise approved by the Committee.

Northwest shall promptly make all reasonable efforts, including,

but not limited to, enactment of allowable entitlements on its

transmission system to restore such integrity or such availability

and shall promptly restore to the Storage Project the amount of

Project Gas Inventory withdrawn by Northwest.


7.5 Nominations


Daily nominations for the use of Storage Service Rights by an

Owner shall be made to the Project Operator prior to the

commencement of that Day. Owners shall be allowed to adjust the

quantity of injection or