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. 466 Original Sheet No. 466 : Pending






(e) In addition to the Operational Flow Orders

described in subsection (a) above, Natural may issue Operational Flow

Orders as follows:


(1) In order to improve system operations, Natural

may require a Shipper which has a variance of twenty percent (20%) or

more between actual deliveries to Natural at a Receipt Point and the

confirmed nomination at that Receipt Point to conform the deliveries to

the confirmed nomination as of the day that commences with the

effectiveness of the Operational Flow Order.


(2) Natural may also require Shippers to keep any

variances between actual flows and confirmed nominations at all of the

Receipt Points or Delivery Points in a Rate Zone under all of a Shipper's

Agreements, which are to the detriment of Natural's system, within a ten

percent (10%) tolerance. If a Shipper ("Swing Shipper") agrees to keep

all other Shippers at a Delivery Point (or, if applicable, a Central

Delivery Point) whole with their nominations, such other Shippers'

confirmed nominations and actual takes at that point will be included in

the total confirmed nominations and the total actual deliveries of the

Swing Shipper at all Delivery Points in the Rate Zone for purposes of

determining the Swing Shipper's variance.


Shippers that fail to comply with such Operational

Flow Orders described in this subsection (e) shall be subject to a

penalty of $10.00 per Dth outside of a ten percent (10%) tolerance.


(f) A Shipper shall not be subject to overrun penalties

and charges from Natural or Balancing Service Charges with respect to any

action taken in reasonable conformance with an Operational Flow Order

issued by Natural during a Critical or non-Critical Time.


(g) Except as provided in Section 6(d) of Rate Schedule

IBS, any Receipt or Delivery Point where the variance between the total

confirmed nominations and actual flows is less than 1,000 Dth per day or

where Natural does not have either daily metering or access to such

information shall be exempt at all times, including during a Critical

Time, from Operational Flow Orders requiring that gas flows be conformed

to nominations or to some percentage of nominations.


(h) Within thirty (30) days after an Operational Flow

Order has been lifted, Natural will post on its EBB a report which

describes the specific operational factors which caused the Operational

Flow Order to be issued and to be lifted.