Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America

Seventh Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/18/2008, Docket: RP08-319-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 290 Original Sheet No. 290 : Pending






(i) Once Posted Capacity has been subject to the

Initial Open Season and has not been awarded, Natural may award such firm

capacity in response to requests for firm service in writing or on DART

which conform to the request requirements in the applicable rate

schedule. Requests may be unsolicited or pre-negotiated, but no

communication will be considered a request hereunder unless it

constitutes a valid request for service consistent with the applicable

rate schedule and has been submitted in writing or via Natural's

Interactive Website.


(ii) Requests will be binding on the entity requesting

firm capacity for two (2) business days unless the request states a

shorter time period or until the request is accepted or rejected by

Natural, whichever occurs first. In its request, the customer may

specify that the request is binding for a stated period which is less

than two (2) business days. Unless granted by Natural, all requests

submitted are void effective the earlier of the time when Natural

rejects the request or two (2) business days after the request is

submitted. Natural cannot grant any request which has become void, but

a request becoming void hereunder is without prejudice to any future

request by that Shipper or any other Shipper.


(iii) The rate form under a request may be either the

basic rate design then in effect on Natural's system or a Negotiated

Rate or Negotiated Rate Formula rate form.


(iv) Natural is not obligated to award firm capacity

based on a request at less than the applicable maximum rate, but any

capacity award must be consistent with Section 5.1(d) if there are

competing valid requests pending. For purposes of applying the

evaluation criteria in Section 5.1(d), only pending valid requests which

have not become void under (ii) are considered to be competing.


(v) Requests shall not be accepted or valid as to any

firm capacity which is subject to an Initial Open Season, an Early Open

Season, an Additional Open Season or a Shipper-Initiated Open Season

during any period between the posting of that open season and the award

of capacity (or the decision not to award capacity) under that open





(i) If Posted Capacity has not been awarded in the

Initial Open Season, Natural may at any time elect to hold an Additional

Open Season.