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Transportation Notes

Due to expected high storage injections over the Memorial Day weekend, Columbia Gas Transmission is not accepting SIT or ISS injections, imbalance paybacks or Maximum Daily Injection Quantity overruns today through Monday. Upstream affiliate Columbia Gulf, which has no storage facilities, said Thursday it is not accepting any payback gas through June 30. The pipe is finishing pigging of laterals and preparing to begin mainline pigging operations, a spokesman said, so it wants to avoid any problems with excess supplies.

Completion of "D" turbine maintenance at El Paso's Blanco (NM) Plant has been delayed. A problem encountered during preparation for the turbine's scheduled startup Thursday morning required partial disassembly for diagnosis. For that reason, El Paso said, a 270 MMcf/d reduction in San Juan Basin supplies will continue at least through today.

Columbia Gulf expected a diving boat to arrive by midnight Thursday at the site of a 24-inch line leak near a West Cameron 643 platform (see Daily GPI, May 25), but was unsure how long it would take for repairs to begin.

Pacific Gas & Electric had a "customer-specific" high-inventory OFO in effect Thursday for several unnamed shippers who were running excessive positive imbalances.

Tennessee plans outages of two lines in South Texas to make them "pigable." Nominations will not be taken at 15 meters while the El Abanito Line is out of service June 10-23. The Sun Line will be down June 23-July 8, affecting nine meters.

June 7-July 31 maintenance at TGT's Mamou (LA) Compressor Station will limit receipt capacity there to about 40,000 MMbtu/d.

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