CenterPoint issued an Operational Alert and reduced capacity on Line 2 South to 115,000 Dth/d Wednesday, saying the restriction will be in effect until unscheduled repairs of Unit #5 at Custer Station are completed. The expected duration of this work is one week, the pipeline said.

Westcoast said Thursday it had taken the Sikanni Plant off-line after encountering problems with the acid gas flare system. The plant was not available to process gas until further notice. Westcoast anticipated that repairs could be completed and the plant brought back up to full processing rates by 8 a.m. MCT Friday.

The Sea Robin Processing Plant operated by Hess Corp. will be shut in next Wednesday for an estimated two days to perform equipment repairs. The plant will continue to dehydrate, but Sea Robin Pipeline expects that the work will cause its Btu content to exceed 1,065 per cubic foot. It urged shippers to call their downstream delivery point operators to see if they will be accepting gas from Sea Robin Pipeline during the plant outage.

Tennessee has postponed installation of a pig launcher and receiver on its 334A-100 Line north of New York City, which had most recently been reset for May 30-June 13, to June 6-20. The project, which has been delayed several times, will cause the suspension of physical flow at the Con Ed White Plains meter.

Gulf South is performing unscheduled maintenance on Bistineau Compressor Station's Unit #3 that is expected to be completed by Saturday. Capacity on injections into the Bistineau Storage Field in North Louisiana could be reduced by 150 MMcf/d by this work and continuing maintenance on Unit #2, Gulf South said, but withdrawal capacity will not be affected.

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