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Transportation Notes

Sea Robin told shippers Tuesday it must shut in the entire system for 10-12 hours today and asked them to cut their nomination levels by 50%. The action resulted from being informed by Texaco, operator of the Sea Robin Processing Plant, that the plant must halt operation to repair a leak. The event constitutes a force majeure, Sea Robin said, and thus it declared an OFO Type 30 for the shutdown period. The pipeline said it had contacted downstream delivery point operators and they could not accept gas untreated by the plant's dehydration facility.

Westcoast said it is starting pipeline integrity work today that will last about five days and is sensitive to linepack conditions. "Significant packing" of the system is occurring, particularly at the McMahon, Fort Nelson and Highway plants, Westcoast said, and if it continues there will be increased pressures in the gathering areas. Balancing tolerances of 0% pack and 20% draft are in effect until further notice. Westcoast noted it is limited in shedding gas off-system while NOVA has a firm curtailment in place at the Gordondale delivery point. In addition, Westcoast said extra gas has been coming onto its system due to NOVA outages, but there was no corresponding increase in deliveries.

Tennessee does not expect any service restriction during a June 14-15 pigging of the Blue Water System, but said some producers may experience higher than normal pressures.

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