NGPL reported a force majeure event that occurred Monday between Stations 106 and 196 in Gage County, NE, and impacted both of NGPL's mainlines through the area. Due to heavy rains in the area, an ongoing maintenance project's excavation has been flooded, NGPL said, and for safety reasons it immediately reduced the pressure and flows through the affected lines. In an update Tuesday, the pipeline said work is ongoing at the site to remove the water surrounding the pipelines, and inspections will take place once the water is removed. NGPL did not make any intraday scheduling reductions Monday, but said effective Tuesday until further notice, ITS/AOR and Secondary out-of-path transports through the area will not be available. Additionally, firm Primary and Secondary in-path transports are at risk of not being fully scheduled. See the bulletin board for further details.

Citing line isolation issues, El Paso postponed a Line 1208 Pipeline Integrity Project that was scheduled to have begun Monday and lifted a 216 MMcf/d reduction of North Mainline capacity effective with Monday's Cycle 4 nominations.

Based on its best information available, Southern Natural Gas now expects to begin about two weeks of maintenance on the Mississippi Canyon 397 Line Wednesday, during which it will be unable to accept nominations at the Mississippi Canyon 397 receipt point. The project was delayed from an originally planned start date of April 1 (see Daily GPI, March 29) due to contractor issues related to the proposed work barge.

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