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Transportation Notes

Transportation Notes

Citing significant market area demand, Florida Gas Transmission issued an Overage Alert Day notice (6% tolerance for daily negative imbalances) Monday for the system east of Station 12 (Santa Rosa County, FL). The pipeline will re-evaluate conditions this morning before deciding whether to extend the notice.

A Northwest pigging project between the Sumas and Mt. Vernon Compresor Stations in Washington began Monday and will run through next Sunday. The work involves replacing five mainline block valves and installing a pig launcher at Sumas and a pig receiver at Mt. Vernon. Sumas capacity is reduced by 25-27%, or 270-290 MMcf/d. The constraint will ease to 11-15%, or 120-160 MMcf/d, during Aug. 16-19 runs of cleaning and geometry (dent-detecting) pigs. However, the pipeline does not expect any impact from the pig runs because recent Sumas throughput has been below the capacity ceilings.

Sonat declared a force majeure in connection with maintenance running through Thursday at the Bear Creek (LA) Storage field but did not anticipate any service reductions.

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