Citing recent low temperatures and production losses in northeast British Columbia, Westcoast said Tuesday it was "experiencing extremely low linepack conditions." In order to protect operational integrity, the pipeline said shippers' account availabilities at all receipt points would be limited to their current production levels effective immediately. Account availabilities will be adjusted as production levels increase or decrease, Westcoast said. Kern River reported Tuesday afternoon being informed that due to problems with the Jonah Field's supply of gas to the Opal Plant, cuts were likely in that day's 4th nominations cycle. Shippers were urged to call suppliers to see if a supply realignment was necessary.
At the start of Thursday's gas day Sonat will cancel capacity allocations that began Tuesday for three delivery groups on its system.
NOVA restored its daily imbalance tolerance range to the normal +4/-4 Wednesday, a day after changing it to 0/+4 to combat low linepack levels.
Effective Feb. 1, NGPL will sell its 16-inch High Island Lateral (also known as the Fish Hook Lateral) offshore Jefferson County, TX to Panther Interstate Pipeline Company, LLC. Five meters are included in the sale, and shippers using them will need to schedule on Panther Interstate Pipeline from the affected platforms to the newly created Panther/NGPL-Jefferson receipt point on NGPL. The contact for Panther is Carla Nims at (832) 552-3600.
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