Where a natural gas pipeline constructed, owned, or operated by a natural gas utility subject to jurisdiction of the Commission traverses territory or area designated by the Commission as the authorized territory or service area to which another natural gas utility regulated by the Commission has exclusive franchise rights, and either of said companies finds it necessary or desirable to furnish natural gas for domestic, commercial, industrial, or farm use within an area adjacent to said pipeline and within the boundaries of the territory traversed by the pipeline, the owner of the pipeline shall install the meters, regulators, and taps necessary to furnish the service and shall deliver the natural gas to the company in whose territory or area the pipeline is located at rates and under regulations from time to time filed with and approved by the Commission, and the gas utility having authority to serve in the designated area shall have opportunity to sell and to service said domestic, commercial, industrial, or farm customers.

(NCUC Docket No. E‑100, Sub 6, 5/23/67; NCUC Docket No. G-100, Sub 70, 3/19/96.)