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Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission ended Friday an Overage Alert Day notice that had been declared last Tuesday.

Expressing appreciation for "shippers' cooperation during this week of sustained low temperatures and associated production losses" (see Daily GPI, Jan. 29), Westcoast said Friday its linepack was back to normal operating levels and that shippers' account availabilities had been reset to normal levels.

Williams Field Services expected Opal Plant to return to full operations Friday evening after declaring a force majeure event Thursday. All three turbo-expander plant (TXP) units at Opal had a variety of operational problems after a fire occurred in the TXP 2 dehydration inlet, a WFS spokesman said. The plant also experienced a short power failure and an "issue" with a third-party gathering system Thursday, he said. Units 1 and 3 were returned to service that day, while #2 was expected to be back in service Friday evening. Some capacity reductions were necessary in Thursday's Cycle 4 nominations, but the plant still had throughput for the day of 850 MMcf, down from the average 900 MMcf/d, the spokesman said. A fourth TXP is due to become operational at Opal near the end of February.

Columbia Gulf said that as of Saturday it would cut the non-firm capacity that can be delivered to Florida Gas Transmission at the MLI #4118 meter to zero until further notice.

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