Projecting that its linepack would rise above maximum target levels from Saturday through Monday, Pacific Gas & Electric issued a systemwide Stage 2 high-inventory OFO for Saturday, setting penalties of $1/Dth for exceeding an 11% tolerance on positive daily imbalances.

With warmer weather forecasted to move into Florida over the next few days and low Florida Gas Transmission linepack, the pipeline notified market-area customers Friday that there is the potential for issuance of an Overage Alert Day on an upcoming gas day. If one is issued, FGT sees low probability for the need to interrupt previously scheduled market-area ITS-1 service that day.

An unscheduled outage began Friday on the Vermilion System between Gate 102 (North Freshwater Bayou) and Gate 101 (Cow Island) on the 16-inch diameter 210A-100 Line, Trunkline said. Six points were required to shut in until further notice, but Trunkline said markets would be kept whole.

Southern California Gas regained 50 MMcf/d of storage injection capacity Friday with the end of maintenance at its Honor Rancho facility.

El Paso said San Juan Crossover maintenance set for Tuesday through Thursday this week will reduce current crossover capacity of 628 MMcf/d to zero. Shipper nominations from San Juan Basin through Lincoln Station will be reduced to zero. Nominations can be redirected through the Havasu Line or through Line 1903, El Paso said, or alternatively supply can be acquired from the Keystone or Waha points or from some interconnects in the Plains area. See the bulletin board for a list of Plains interconnects that will not be able to put gas into the El Paso system during the maintenance and a list of delivery points at Plains Station where deliveries cannot be made. Additionally, shippers nominating Keystone or Waha supplies going north to deliveries at Plains Station and Plains North or to the Anadarko Basin will be reduced to zero. El Paso recommended that shippers source supplies from the Plains area (with the exception of the listed Plains interconnects) or from the Anadarko Basin.

NGPL now expects unplanned maintenance on its 16-inch diameter Goodrich Lateral in Polk County, TX, to be completed early and for flows to become available again Monday (May 14). It had earlier expected the outage to last through Monday. Gas flow will be able to resume Monday at the Gulf South Goodrich interconnect, NGPL said, but the Enbridge/NGPL Goodrich Polk location will remain unavailable until further notice pending the resolution of gas quality issues.

Tennessee reminded customers of maintenance on the 230B-200 line (Niagara Spur) that is scheduled to begin Monday (May 14) and continue through June 30. Tennessee said it may be required to restrict through a portion of Secondary Out of the Path nominations sourced from the Niagara River meter.

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