West Texas Gas, Inc.

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/1998, Docket: RP98- 25-005, Status: Effective

Substitute Third Revised Sheet No. 23 Substitute Third Revised Sheet No. 23 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 23






19. Maximum Effective Rates


19.1 The Maximum Effective Rate, including separately stated

fuel and loss charges under West Texas Gas, Inc.'s (Seller) Rate

Schedules FS-1 and IS-1 (Affected Rate Schedules) as contained

in Seller's FERC Gas Tariff, First Revised Volume No. 1, shall

be the Total Rate for each rate schedule as set forth on Seller's

effective Sheet No. 4.


19.2 For each month, the Maximum Effective Rate shall be

calculated in accordance with Seller's effective Sheet No. 4,

which shall specify (1) the applicable Spot Price Index, as

defined in Section 19.3, (2) a factor to reflect fuel, lost, and

unaccounted for gas, (3) Seller's effective non-gas rate, (4) all

applicable surcharges, and (5) for any volumes delivered in New

Mexico, the applicable gross receipts tax as set forth on Sheet

No. 4, provided that no gross receipts tax shall be imposed on

any volumes for which Seller is exempt from such tax.


19.3 The Spot Price Index shall equal the index price reported

for El Paso Natural Gas Company - Permian Basin in the table

"Prices of Spot Gas Delivered to Pipelines" published in the

first issue each month of "Inside FERC Gas Market Report" (or any

successor publication of McGraw Hill, Inc.).


19.4 On the second business day following the determination of

each month's Spot Price Index, Seller shall telecopy to all

affected customers under each of Seller's Affected Rate Schedules

the maximum Gas Rate calculated in accordance with Section 19.2.

Such rate shall be effective for the entire month.


19.5 In the event "Inside FERC Gas Market Report" fails or

ceases to publish an index price for El Paso Natural Gas Company -

Permian Basin in any month, Seller shall file with the

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised pricing index

which shall be effective on the date filed.