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. 460 Original Sheet No. 460 : Pending





procedures set out in Section 23.7. Finally, Natural may take

unilateral action as provided in Section 23.8. The procedures set out

in such provisions, and their sequencing, are intended to be applied

only to the extent any of the specific actions indicated, or such

sequencing, would tend to alleviate the situation to be addressed. In

issuing Advisory Actions, Operational Flow Orders or a Critical Time,

Natural shall describe the conditions and the specific responses

required from the affected parties. To the extent practicable, Natural

shall direct its actions hereunder to Shippers creating or anticipated

to create the situation to be addressed and shall act consistent with

Section 23.9. Nothing herein shall preclude Natural from bypassing any

of the above procedures if, in its judgment, the situation so

requires. Natural will keep Shippers advised through posting on the

Informational Postings portion of Natural's Interactive Website on the

status of the situation.




In the event Natural determines that action is required

to avoid a situation in which system pressure is not maintained or in

which the overall operational integrity of the system or any portion

of the system is jeopardized, Natural may take the Advisory Actions

set out herein to forestall the development of such a situation.


(a) Natural may request Shippers or other entities

affecting its system to take any of the following actions, or other

similar actions, to the extent such actions would tend to alleviate

the situation, on a voluntary basis:


(i) Increase or decrease the storage/supply mix

of deliveries;


(ii) Shift receipts to obtain better capacity

balance between pipeline systems;


(iii) Change Receipt or Delivery Points;


(iv) Change usage patterns (e.g., end users

switch to alternate fuels);


(v) Provide assistance from market area

resources (such as customer storage);


(vi) Activate pre-negotiated voluntary

arrangements under which gas is diverted from one Shipper to another

or from a non-Shipper to a Shipper (which arrangements may specify

appropriate compensation);