Transportation Notes

ÿTranswestern will perform maintenance today on units at Stations 1, 2 and 3, reducing West of Thoreau capacity by about 100,000 MMBtu/d.

Transco is taking fixed-price bids through 3 p.m. CDT today for up to 150,000 MMBtu/d of System Inventory Management supply it wishes to buy. The gas would be deliverable on a firm basis at Station 65 (St. Helena Parish, LA) during the Sept.18-30 period. Bids for partial quantities will be considered, but packages must be no less than 5,000 MMBtu/d. Call Laurie Catlett at (713) 215-4356 or Suzie Heiser at -4626 for more information.

In a shipper letter posted late Monday afternoon, Northwest cited concerns about meeting contractual storage commitments and said it has been scheduling only primary gas north through Kemmerer (WY) Station in the timely cycle. Any unutilized capacity after the timely cycle is reserved for system balancing in accordance with the pipeline's tariff. Effective Thursday it will be necessary to also limit the Meacham (OR) and Roosevelt (WA) Stations to primary nominations in the timely cycle, Northwest said.

Due to construction on its South Coast Expansion project, Transco will cut IT availability, including secondary FT, at Station 90 (Myrtlewood, AL) to zero Thursday and Friday. IT receipts upstream of Station 90 for delivery downstream of the station will not be accepted.

Saying a certain party has expressed an interest in purchasing pipeline facilities from it, NOVA may consider divestiture of all facilities consisting of about 12.1 kilometers of 168.3-millimeter (a little more than 6 inches) pipe between the 13-12-26-2 W4M and 15-10-26-3 W4M meter stations and the related meter station at 13-12-26-2 W4M operating under EUB Licence 14741. Anyone interested in buying the facilities should call Tom Young at (403) 267-6310 for bid documents. The bidding deadline is Sept. 27.

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