Citing a pipeline leak, Gulf South said Wednesday it will begin an estimated 12 hours of unscheduled maintenance on its Index 129 segment at Mile Post 44 south of the Edna Compressor Station effective with the start of Thursday's gas day. Five points south of Edna will be required to shut in during this work. "To the extent firm service is interrupted, Gulf South will be claiming force majeure for as long as service cannot be performed due to the maintenance activity," the pipeline said.
El Paso postponed the 4,000-hour inspection of Bondad Station's B unit that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The pipeline said it was compressing Bondad maintenance to minimize weekend scheduling impacts, and has now set the 4,000-hour inspection and Department of Transportation-mandated emergency shutdown testing for Tuesday through Thursday of next week. From a base capacity of 746 MMcf/d, the estimated capacity reductions at Bondad are April 10, 440 MMcf/d; April 11, 380 MMcf/d; and April 12, 120 MMcf/d.
In a Wednesday update on the hurricane damage-related force majeure upstream of Toca (LA) Compressor Station, Southern Natural Gas said it had completed sufficient repairs to its facilities to allow the South Pass 62 receipt point to be approved for flow.
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