MidContinent Express Pipeline LLC

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Effective Date: 04/10/2009, Docket: RP09-136-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 260 Original Sheet No. 260









(a) MEP shall endeavor to maintain adequate pressure

throughout its System and to preserve the overall operational

integrity of its System; provided, however, that MEP shall not be

obligated to buy or sell Gas or, unless otherwise contractually

obligated, to install compression or otherwise modify its System for

these purposes except as otherwise agreed by contract. Operating

personnel for Shippers and other entities which are physically

taking delivery of Gas from MEP or tendering Gas to MEP shall

cooperate with MEP in furtherance of this Section. Each Shipper

shall designate the telephone, e-mail address and/or telefax numbers

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

(2) backup persons] for MEP 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 MEP's System shall

encompass the integrity of the physical System and the preservation

of physical assets and their performance, 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.




MEP shall maintain actual physical and operational

control of all transmission and other facilities on its System.




MEP may request that Shippers periodically provide non-

binding estimates of flow patterns and other operating parameters.

Shippers will cooperate by providing such operating information.