Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co.

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 08/23/2004, Docket: RP04-410-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 253 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 253 : Effective

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 253





informal request(s), it may be necessary for Transporter to issue an

Operational Flow Order (OFO) to such Shipper(s). Transporter will not

issue an OFO unless a critical situation exists as described in

Subsection 15.14.1 of these General Terms and Conditions. If

Transporter determines that it is necessary to issue OFO's, such

Shipper(s) shall be notified via electronic mail messaging or alpha-

numeric pager contact as designated by such Shipper(s) on Transporter's

Website. In addition, such notification will be posted on Transporter's

Website including, but not limited to, the time that the OFO is

anticipated to commence and the time that the OFO is anticipated to

terminate. Upon termination of the OFO, Transporter will post as soon

as practicable on its Website, a full report of the factors that caused

the OFO to be issued and terminated. Transporter will update such

notification, to include the periodic status of the OFO, on its Website.

Such status update will be provided as soon as practicable. In no event

will the OFO commence before the emergency situation begins nor will the

OFO terminate before the emergency situation is rectified.


16.2 Circumstances under which Transporter may determine that OFO's

must be issued include but are not limited to:


16.2.1 Responding to an event of force majeure;


16.2.2 Accommodating maintenance and repairs;


16.2.3 Ensuring current and future storage capability; and


16.2.4 Responding to any event which Transporter believes in

its sole judgment may jeopardize the integrity of its system.


16.3 Upon issuance of an OFO by Transporter, it shall be incumbent

upon each Shipper to adjust receipts and/or deliveries as directed.

Such response shall be required within the time frame specified in the

OFO. Failure to comply in a timely fashion with an OFO may result in an

immediate interruption of all or a portion of Shipper's service.


16.4 In the event Shipper(s) does not respond to the OFO and

Transporter believes it is necessary to take actions (i.e., buying or

selling gas, etc.) to maintain system integrity or to prevent

interrupting in service to another Shipper, Transporter shall have the

right, but not the obligation, to take such remedial actions as it deems

necessary. If Transporter takes these actions, it shall be made whole

by the non-responding Shipper(s) for all costs that Transporter incurs.