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Citing logistics setbacks, Northern Natural Gas (NNG) said Sunday it is now anticipating return to service of platforms downstream of the Matagorda 758 platform on the Matagorda Offshore Pipeline System (MOPS) sometime during Wednesday's gas day. NNG, the operator of MOPS, said this schedule is contingent on any other weather or logistics issues. Upon closure of the subsea valve at Matagorda 758, there will be three upstream platforms that must remain shut in until all repairs are completed, NNG said. Prior to the weekend it had anticipated the possible restoration of some service in the leak-affected segment of MOPS by the start of Tuesday's gas day (see Daily GPI, March 6).

Gulf South has scheduled pigging on its 20-inch diameter Index 198 segment from Lake Charles to Iowa in South Louisiana starting March 14. The work is expected to continue for about a week, during which seven delivery points must be shut in.

A gas quality problem was reported at the Kaiser Francis-Baxter #1 receipt point in Grady County, OK, NGPL said. This point will be unavailable effective Tuesday until further notice, the pipeline added.

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