National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/1997, Docket: RP97-201-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 92 First Revised Sheet No. 92 : Superseded

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 92


Firm Storage Service





Losses of gas from storage fields utilized by Transporter that are not

losses resulting from force majeure, as defined below, will be deemed to

be gas from Transporter's top gas balance, and, to the extent such

losses exceed Transporter's top gas balance, such excess will be deemed

to be from Transporter's base gas. For purposes of this Section 5, a

loss of gas resulting from force majeure is a loss caused by any acts of

God, strikes, lockouts, acts of the public enemy, wars, blockades,

insurrections, riots, epidemics, landslides, lightning, earthquakes,

fires, storms, floods, washouts, arrests and restraints of rulers and

peoples, civil disturbances, explosions, breakage or accident to

machinery or lines of pipe, line freeze-ups, or similar causes.


Shipper is placed on notice that Transporter may recognize storage gas

losses for rate and accounting purposes. Such losses shall be valued at

the current replacement cost of gas. After accounting recognition of

any such loss, Transporter shall record and maintain a regulatory asset

account which shall be maintained until Transporter's next general rate

change filing under Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act. In any of

Transporter's general rate change filings, Transporter may propose to

amortize storage gas losses through its base rates. This provision

shall apply to storage gas losses incurred but unamortized as of the

date upon which this provision becomes effective, and to those incurred

after that date.





Not less than thirty (30) days prior to the termination of storage

service provided to any Shipper under this rate schedule, Transporter

will notify Shipper of Shipper's Storage Balance. If the Storage Balance

is positive, then the Shipper will withdraw such quantities within

thirty (30) days of the termination of the storage service. Transporter

will take title to all such gas not withdrawn without recourse on the

thirty-first day after the termination of the storage service. If the

Storage Balance is negative, then the Shipper will within thirty (30)