Based on forecasted markets, available facilities and capacity utilization, Columbia Gas designated Tuesday as a "Critical Day" in Market Areas 21 (southeast New York), 33 and 34 (both southeast Virginia). The pipeline projects that all available capacity to those market areas will be required to meet firm service obligations, leaving zero nonfirm capacity available. Shippers with primary firm rights or secondary priority rights to the affected market areas will not be impacted.

NGPL rescheduled a project starting this week that involves making manifold piping revisions at Compressor Station 801 in Carter County, OK. The work, originally set for March 21-27, is now scheduled for March 22-28. ITS/AOR and Secondary out-of-path transportation through the station will not be available and Primary services may be at risk of not getting fully scheduled.

East Tennessee Natural Gas said Monday it is acting to require the balancing of certain LMSMA contracts effective for Wednesday's gas day or any day thereafter "if significant corrective action has not been taken to reduce imbalances by the beginning" of Tuesday's gas day. East Tennessee said if necessary, it "will adjust transportation deliveries to meters in these LMSMA contracts, along with the corresponding receipts, to an appropriate amount based on the best available imbalance information" starting Wednesday to ensure that the LMSMA imbalance is reduced to zero by the end of the month.

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