National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 08/01/2004, Docket: RP04-376-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 408 Third Revised Sheet No. 408 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 408







18.1 Purpose


Transporter has joined with other gas enterprises in the formation

of a participation in the activities and financing of Gas Research

Institute ("GRI"), an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. GRI has

been organized for the purpose of sponsoring Research, Development

and Demonstration ("RD&D") programs in the field of natural and

manufactured gas for the purpose of assisting all segments of the

gas industry in providing adequate, reliable, safe, economic and

environmentally acceptable gas service for the benefit of gas

consumers and the general public.


Transporter shall serve as a voluntary collection agent for

Shippers who voluntarily choose to contribute to GRI programs

through the voluntary contribution mechanism.



18.2 Voluntary Contribution Mechanism


Shippers may voluntarily choose to contribute to GRI programs

through a "check-the-box" mechanism, about which a notification

will appear on their invoices. The "check-the-box" mechanism will

permit Shippers to specify the level of voluntary contribution and

the project(s) or project area(s) to be funded at the time of their

payment. Once a completed contribution form is returned to

Transporter, Shipper will be billed the specified amount for

specified project(s) or project area(s) until Shipper modifies or

cancels such voluntary contributions. Transporter shall serve as a

voluntary collection agent for such voluntary contributions, and

amounts collected pursuant to the "check-the-box" mechanism shall

not be considered part of Transporter's pipeline rates. In

addition, any amount remitted to Transporter pursuant to the

voluntary contribution mechanism will be forwarded to GRI and is

not refundable by Transporter.