Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Company

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/1997, Docket: RP97- 57-002, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 299 Second Revised Sheet No. 299 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 299




(c) Communications under this section, including of

Operational Alerts and Operational Flow Orders,

shall be posted on Transporter's Electronic

Bulletin Board. Further, Transporter shall

make reasonable efforts to notify each affected

Shipper's contact party, designated pursuant to

the provisions of Section 5.9 of these General

Terms and Conditions, of the issuance of an

Operational Flow Order or Operational Alert.

Such communications will, as applicable,

specify actions that, in Transporter's opinion,

could forestall or alleviate the operational

situation, including, but not limited to,

receipts or deliveries at specific points or in

specific areas or segments of Transporter's



(d) To the extent practicable given operating

circumstances and exigencies, Operational Flow

Orders shall require action within any Shipper

class proportionate to appropriate and relevant

parameters, such as applicable Service

Agreement quantities or a current or recent

flow in Gas quantities.


(e) From time to time, Transporter, in order to

support Tariff services to Shippers, control

and maintain efficient system operations and

otherwise implement the provisions of this

Tariff, may purchase and/or sell quantities of

Gas to maintain system operational Gas levels

within optimum levels and to provide, if

requested by Shipper and agreed to by

Transporter, quantities required to be retained

by Transporter under this Tariff. Such

activities shall be conducted by Transporter's

operating personnel, separate and apart from

any unbundled merchant activities and

personnel, and shall in no way constitute

marketing activities so as to subject

Transporter, or any operating unit thereof, to

Commission requirements, as in effect from time

to time, applicable to pipeline marketing

affiliates or pipeline unbundled merchant