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. 293 Original Sheet No. 293 : Pending






change request if it desires a change to any other point within the

same rate zone which is in reasonable proximity and is operationally

reasonably equivalent to the point being retired or eliminated.

Nothing herein shall be read to authorize, or to relieve Natural from

any obligation to seek and obtain Commission authorization for,

abandonment and termination of operations and/or facilities at any

receipt or delivery point. Nothing herein shall be read to override or

to modify in any way: (A) any obligation of Natural under the Natural

Gas Act to treat similarly situated customers the same with respect to

rates and discounting; (B) any tariff provision relating to rates and

discounting which results from Commission action on Natural's Order No.

637 compliance plan in Docket No. RP00-409; (C) any other provision of

Natural's Tariff governing or relating to rates and discounting; or (D)

any discount to which Shipper is contractually entitled.


(6) SHIPPER-INITIATED OPEN SEASON If a potential customer

submits to Natural a binding offer to accept Posted Capacity at a rate

equal to or greater than fifty percent (50%) of the applicable maximum

rate for the winter months (November-March) or twenty five percent (25%)

of the applicable maximum rate for the summer months (April-October), or

a combination which meets the net present value over the term requested

of the rate corresponding to those percentages, Natural shall be

obligated to commence an open season in the same format and under the

same procedures as an Initial Open Season under Section 5.1(c)(1) within

five (5) Business Days after receipt by Natural of the request. A

Shipper may also cause an Early Open Season to be initiated for firm

capacity which is not Posted Capacity using this same procedure. A

Shipper-Initiated Early Open Season shall coincide with the next Initial

Open Season which commences more than four (4) business days after the