Northwest Pipeline Corporation

First Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 11/25/1990, Docket: GT91- 5-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 418 Original Sheet No. 418 : Effective








13.1 Purpose. Transporter has joined with other gas enterprises in the

formation of and participation in the activities and financing of the

Gas Research Institute (GRI), an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.

GRI has been organized for the purpose of sponsoring Research,

Development and Demonstration (RD and 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.


For the purpose of funding GRI's approved expenditures, this

section establishes a GRI adjustment charge to be applicable to

Transporter's rate schedules as contained in this FERC Gas Tariff, First

Revised Volume No. 1-A: provided, however, such charge shall not be

applicable to Shippers who participate in the activities and funding of

GRI and which include in their rates a charge for RD and D by GRI.


13.2 Basis of the GRI Adjustment Charge. The rate schedules specified

in Section 13.1 hereof shall include an increment for a GRI adjustment

charge for RD and D. Such adjustment charge shall be that increment

adjusted to Transporter's pressure base and heating value, if required,

which has been approved by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Orders

approving GRI's RD and D expenditures. The GRI adjustment charge shall

be reflected on Sheet No. 201 of this tariff.


13.3 Filing Procedure. The notice period and proposed effective date

of filings pursuant to this subsection shall be as authorized or ordered

by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Any such filing shall not

become effective unless it becomes effective without suspension or

refund obligation.


13.4 Remittance to GRI. Transporter shall remit to GRI, not later than

fifteen (15) days after the receipt thereof, all monies received by

virtue of the GRI adjustment charge, less any amounts properly payable

to a federal, state or local authority relating to the monies received