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. 458 Original Sheet No. 458 : Pending











(a) Natural shall endeavor to maintain adequate

pressure throughout its system and to preserve the overall

operational integrity of its system; provided, however, that Natural

shall not be obligated to buy or sell gas or to install additional

compression or otherwise modify its system for these purposes.

Operating personnel for Shippers and other entities which are

physically taking delivery of gas from Natural or tendering gas to

Natural shall cooperate with Natural in furtherance of this Section.

Each Shipper shall designate the telephone and telefax numbers of

one or more persons [but not more than two (2) primary and two (2)

backup persons] for Natural to contact on operating matters

(including the receipt of Operational Flow Orders and notices of a

Critical Time) at any time, on a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year

basis. Such contact persons must have adequate authority and

expertise to deal with such operating matters.


(b) For the purpose of these General Terms and

Conditions, the overall operational integrity of Natural's system

shall encompass the integrity of the physical system and the

preservation of physical assets and their performance (including the

capability and deliverability of storage reservoirs), the overall

operating performance of the entire physical system as an entity (or

any portion thereof), and the maintenance (on a reliable and

operationally sound basis) of total system deliverability and the

quality of gas delivered.




Natural shall maintain actual physical and operational

control of all storage, transmission and other facilities on its





(a) Natural shall, on an annual or such more frequent

basis as Natural deems necessary for proper operation of its system,

prepare and circulate to all Shippers an Operating Plan. Such

Operating Plan shall set out a plan for operation of Natural's

system on a basis which approaches an optimum level, given ordinary