Western Gas Interstate Company

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/1997, Docket: RP97-160-001, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 135 First Revised Sheet No. 135 : Effective

Superseding: ORIGINAL SHEET NO. 135






(b) the maximum and minimum quantities of daily firm

capacity which the Releasing Shipper elects to

release, stated in Dths;


(c) the Receipt and Delivery Points at which the

capacity is being released, and the firm capacity

to be released at each such point;


(d) the effective date and the maximum and minimum

period for the capacity to be released;


(e) whether the capacity is subject to recall by the

Releasing Shipper, and the terms under which the

capacity may be recalled;


(f) the maximum and minimum rates at which the

Releasing Shipper is willing to accept a bid for

the Released Capacity, specified in dollars and cents

or as a percentage of maximum tariff rate;


(g) the objective criteria under which the bids for

the Released Capacity will be evaluated selected

pursuant to section 9 of this Rate Schedule RCS; and


(h) any other applicable conditions of the release,

including whether the Bidding Shipper must comply

with the Releasing Shipper's creditworthiness

requirements in addition to Western's.


Offers of released capacity shall be binding until written

or electronic notice of withdrawal is received by Western.

A Releasing Shipper must specify in its Capacity

Release Notice any minimum requirements that a bid must

meet to be accepted. Once a valid bid is submitted

that satisfies those minimum conditions, if any, the

Releasing Shipper may only withdraw its offer to

release capacity where it has an unanticipated need for

the capacity. However, so long as no valid bid has

been submitted that meets its minimum conditions a

Releasing Shipper may withdraw its offer to release

capacity submitted under the terms of this Rate

Schedule at any time prior to the expiration of the

bid period as defined in Section 6 of this Rate

Schedule. A Releasing Shipper is not obligated to

accept any bid that does not meet the minimum