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Due to customers banking more than 300,000 dekatherms on its system over the holiday weekend, Kern River posted a critical notice barring banking Monday morning. The practice persisted, however, with the pipeline projecting the banking amount at 200,000 dekatherms for Tuesday's gas day. Citing the threat to system operations, Kern River looked at actual flows as of 4:15 p.m. MCT Tuesday and assumed a uniform hourly flow for the remainder of the gas day. Based on that analysis, capacity at Kern River meters was reduced to meet the assumed uniform hourly flow in the Intraday 2 nominations cycle. In an update Wednesday, Kern River said linepack remained at a critically high level and that it "will continue to compare scheduled quantities to actual deliveries and will take appropriate action to reduce unauthorized banking."

Northwest lifted Wednesday an entitlement advisory it had issued Dec. 27 on underruns for receiving parties located north of the Kemmerer (WY) Compressor Station.

Transwestern reported a force majeure event at the TransColorado interconnect meter in the San Juan Blanco hub, saying it was taken down Wednesday for about eight to 12 hours of repairs. The interconnect's capapcity was reduced from 450,000 MMBtu/d to about 73,000 MMBtu/d.

Station 303 in Angelina County, TX will be unavailable Thursday and Friday due to rehab work on the Gulf Coast #3 Main Line south of the station, NGPL said. See the bulletin board for changes in the expected impact of the work on scheduling and capacity availability since the work was originally posted Dec. 21.

Effective Thursday until further notice, Columbia Gulf will not be accepting receipt nominations from the Tennessee Egan meter in South Louisiana. Also on Thursday, Columbia Gulf will begin accepting up to 175,000 Dth/d in receipt nominations from Sea Robin-Erath.

ANR said Tuesday it had begun taking nominations effective Dec. 30 at a new interconnect with Regency Intrastate Gas LLC in Franklin Parish, LA.

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