Cold temperatures in the Northeast have prompted constraints on Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast (M&N) Pipeline, according to customer notices on the pipelines’ bulletin boards.

For gas day Wednesday Algonquin restricted interruptible and portions of secondary out of path nominations exceeding entitlements at several points due to nominations exceeding capacity.

Affected are nominations upstream of the Cromwell Compressor Station for delivery downstream and Stony Point Compressor Station for delivery downstream. Algonquin also restricted interruptible and approximately 57% of secondary out of path receipts exceeding maximum daily receipt obligation sourced at the Tennessee Gas Pipeline interconnect at Mendon (Meter station 00205). The pipeline also scheduled and sealed nominations sourced upstream of its Oxford Compressor Station for delivery downstream.

Algonquin also warned of a potential operational flow order and reminded power plant operators to provide the hourly consumption profiles of directly connected generating facilities and other data as required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The pipeline carries gas to New England from interconnections with multiple interstate pipelines. According to the National Weather Service, the low in Boston Tuesday night was forecast to be 31 degrees. Lows were forecast to drop to 27 Wednesday, 26 Thursday and 25 Friday with a high of 42 forecast for Wednesday followed by 43 on Thursday and 39 on Friday.

Separately, M&N told its customers that for gas day Wednesday receipt nominations have been scheduled and sealed at the Tennessee Gas Interconnect at Dracut, MA.

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