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El Paso said conditions had improved sufficiently to allow it to end Thursday the Strained Operating Condition that was declared Tuesday. "Linepack has stabilized and maximum withdrawals from Washington Ranch storage facility are no longer required to support system operations," the pipeline said.

MRT lifted Thursday a System Protection Warning that had been implemented last Saturday.

Greasewood Compressor Station repairs have been completed, Questar said, and as a result capacity to a TransColorado interconnect was increased to 50,000 Dth/d Thursday. The interconnect capacity was reduced to 35,000 Dth/d Jan. 12 following a mechanical failure at Greasewood. Questar also notified shippers of plans for Jan. 23-26 maintenance on the dew point plant at Price Compressor Station that will cause the plant to shut down. Questar anticipates that receipt points west of Fidlar Compressor Station with gas having a hydrocarbon dew point (HDP) above the posted threshold level will have nominations reduced during this outage to ensure that downstream gas quality requirements are met. Based on current operating conditions, Questar estimated Thursday the HDP threshold level to be 60 degrees F. Questar said it will evaluate and post the actual threshold level by Jan. 22 and inform customers of their level of reduction if that proves necessary.

Gulf South began unscheduled maintenance Thursday on Marksville (LA) Compressor Station's Unit #1. The pipeline expects the work to continue for about two weeks and said capacity through the station could be reduced by as much as 150,000 Dth/d.

Transco will perform facility modifications associated with a hot tap installation on the Central Texas Gathering System upstream of Station 24 near Markham, TX on Jan. 24. Four meters will be shut in for about 12 hours to accommodate the work.

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