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Saying colder weather had moved into Florida Friday morning and its linepack was lower, Florida Gas Transmission issued an Overage Alert Day for market-area customers with 15% tolerance for negative daily imbalances. However, the pipeline said it was not interrupting previously scheduled ITS-1 service in the market area for Friday's gas day.

CenterPoint declared an Operational Alert to become effective at the start of Saturday's gas day until further notice. Citing operational developments in its service area that might threaten its ability to meet its firm obligations, the pipeline said it was not permitting short imbalances and unauthorized overrun quantities. CenterPoint also said it would charge Excess Contract Quantities (ECQ) penalties to all shippers with unauthorized overrun quantities and to all pool managers with short imbalances on a daily basis. "ECQ penalties will be based on the amount actual deliveries exceed scheduled quantities, even if such deliveries are within contract limitations, e.g., MDO and CD," it added.

Columbia Gas, expecting to remedy a turbine failure at its Strasburg (VA) Compressor Station (see Daily GPI, Jan. 26) Friday, said it would lift a force majeure declaration at 10 a.m. Saturday "unless otherwise indicated pursuant to a subsequent written notice."

Reflecting less linepack than desired, Westcoast changed its imbalance tolerance range Saturday to 20% pack/zero draft.

Questar reported completing maintenance at the Price (UT) Compressor Station's dew point plant ahead of schedule and lifted associated hydrocarbon dew point restrictions effective with Cycle 4 nominations Thursday. The work previously had been expected to continue through Friday (see Daily GPI, Jan. 23).

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