NOVA restored its 16-inch Josephine Lateral in northwest Alberta
to service Saturday evening following a rupture caused by
third-party construction. The outage was isolated to a 7-kilometer
section of the NPS 16 Josephine Lateral Loop about 30 kilometers
north of Saddle Hills Compressor Station, NOVA said. The pipeline
changed its daily system imbalance tolerance to -2/+18% due to low
linepack Saturday morning.
As of Monday and until further notice, El Paso has an
Unauthorized Overpull Penalty in effect due to low linepack. Due to
very rocky terrain, the pipeline's preparation for lowering Line
30120 (Beckham County in western Oklahoma) to accommodate highway
construction is progressing slowly. Thursday is now the anticipated
date when the line will be out of service for four to six hours
starting at 8 a.m. CDT, causing the shut-in of four receipt and
delivery points. Because of recent volume increases at these
points, pro rata allocations may be necessary for the day's
business, El Paso said.
Sonat removed Main Pass 77 Friday from a list of receipt points
upstream of the Toca (LA) Station subject to an OFO Type 1 since
Oct. 1, 1998 due to damage from Hurricane Georges.
ANR said annual maintenance May 1-June 15 on its Southeast
Mainline compressor stations will reduce the line's capacity by 100
MMcf/d for the first four weeks and by 75 MMcf/d for the last two
weeks. However, no restrictions on customer nominations are
©Copyright 1999 Intelligence Press Inc. All rights reserved. The
preceding news report may not be republished or redistributed, in
whole or in part, in any form, without prior written consent of
Intelligence Press, Inc.