Williams Natural Gas Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 12-003, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 276 Original Sheet No. 276 : Superseded









If either WNG or Shipper is rendered unable wholly or in part by Force

Majeure to carry out its obligations other than to make payments of

amounts due hereunder, and such party gives notice and full

particulars of such Force Majeure in writing to the other party as

soon as possible after the occurrence of the cause relied on, then the

obligations of the party giving such notice, so far as they are

affected by such Force Majeure, shall be suspended during the

continuance of any inability so caused, but for no longer period, and

such cause shall, so far as possible, be remedied with all reasonable



A Shipper who is rendered unable wholly or in part by Force Majeure to

deliver volumes of gas to WNG as scheduled will be required, in

addition to giving full particulars of such Force Majeure, to furnish

a statement in writing to WNG as to where the equivalent reduction in

deliveries to Shipper or for Shipper's account, will take place and to

make such reduction in deliveries.


The term Force Majeure, as employed herein, shall mean acts of God,

strikes, lockouts, or other industrial disturbances, acts of the

public enemy, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, epidemics,

landslides, lightning, earthquakes, fires, storms, floods, washouts,

arrests and restraint of rulers and peoples, interruptions by

government or court orders, necessity for compliance with any order,

law statute, ordinance or regulation promulgated by a governmental

authority having jurisdiction, civil disturbances, explosions,

breakage or accident to machinery or lines of pipes, freezing of wells

or lines of pipes, sudden partial or entire failure of natural gas

wells, and any other cause, whether of the kind herein enumerated or

otherwise, not within the control of the party claiming suspension and

which by the exercise of due diligence such party is unable to

overcome. Additionally, WNG shall be excused in whole or in part,

from its performance for inability to obtain transportation from or

through third party pipelines, or as a result of supervening or

fortuitous events or circumstance, whether or not foreseeable, or

within the contemplation of WNG at the time that the Service Agreement

was entered into, which make performance of WNG's obligation hereunder

commercially impracticable.