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With a force majeure declared Sunday and associated constraints remaining in effect until further notice at Steele City Compressor Station (see Daily GPI, June 7), Rockies Express (REX) said it has determined that replacing the entire power turbine in lieu of only the damaged section is the most expeditious means of returning Unit #2 to service. Completion of assembling a new turbine is expected this coming Sunday, REX said. The turbine is expected to arrive on site Tuesday, and barring any unforeseen circumstances in shipping, installation and commissioning, the resumption of service at Steele City is now estimated to occur on or about Wednesday, REX said.

Northern Natural Gas has maintenance projects at four locations starting in mid-June and lasting for varying periods. See the bulletin board for impact details.

Southern Natural Gas said Thursday that under current operating conditions, the meter capacity of the Texas Gas-Kosciusko to SNG interconnect has been limited to 261,887 Dth/d until further notice. That is a reduction of 18,888 Dth/d from previously listed capacity, Southern said.

NOVA has scheduled pipe maintenance starting Monday on two 20-inch diameter lines. The Cutbank River Lateral work will last through Friday, while the Peace River Mainline project -- which will involve taking Botha East meter station flows to zero -- is expected to end after Thursday, NOVA said. See the bulletin board for system capacity impacts in each case.

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