Columbia Gas declared Friday a "Critical Day" in Market Areas 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39 and 40. Citing forecasted markets, available facilities and capacity utilization, Columbia said it projects that all available capacity to those market areas will be required to meet firm service obligations, leaving zero nonfirm capacity. Shippers with primary firm rights or secondary priority rights will not be impacted, Columbia said.

Initial assessments indicate that an emergent unit outage at Compressor Station 17 will require about four days for repairs, Tennessee said Thursday. The pipeline added that it may be required to restrict services through a pro rata portion of Secondary Out of the Path nominations pathed through the station.

Dominion will take Unit No. 1 at Sardis Station out of service April 9 for maintenance and inspection that is expected to take seven to 10 days. During the outage, producer compression in bubbles 4201, 4407 and 4408 must be shut in. Additional shut-ins may be necessary if field pressures become too high, Dominion said.

The often-postponed return to service date for two hurricane-damaged South Marsh Island 128 platform meters is now set for April 1, Sea Robin Pipeline said Thursday. Sea Robin's most recent previous projection of the date had been March 22 (see Daily GPI, March 1).

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