Tennessee indicated that repairs to correct problems caused by liquids entering Station 823 may be proceeding faster than expected. Barring any unexpected issues, Tennessee said Friday, it anticipated that the work would be complete in two to three days; on Wednesday it had estimated "five to 10 days" (see Daily GPI, April 19). As a result, the pipeline saw a good chance of restrictions through Station 823 being lifted by the end of the weekend. Tennessee said that as an alternative, it had analyzed the possibility of activating the Seahawk meter. "However, after further investigation, Tennessee has determined that opening the Seahawk meter is not a viable option due to a lack of flow control in the area. Without flow control, the possibility of free flowing liquids into Tennessee's system at Grand Chenier and Kinder is too great a risk." In an effort to assist customers in moving their gas off the Tennessee system, it was offering discounts at six meters and said "any other mutually agreeable meters upstream of Station 823" could be used.

Gulf South will begin about 21 days of scheduled maintenance April 30 on all four units at Jackson (MS) Compressor Station, with one unit down at a time. Station capacity will be reduced by as much as 125,000 Dth/d during the work, the pipeline said.

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