CenterPoint issued a notice of force majeure Tuesday, saying it will begin an estimated two weeks of unscheduled unit maintenance Wednesday at Searcy (AR) Compressor Station on Line J in the North Pooling Area. During this work up to 125,000 Dth/d of deliveries (including to the TGT@Searcy interconnect) and corresponding receipts could be affected. It's possible that firm shippers with primary delivery points on Line J will not be scheduled during the maintenance period, CenterPoint said. See the bulletin board for a list of receipt points where scheduling could be impacted.

Columbia Gas said Buff Lick Compressor Station will be out of service for about eight days starting Friday. Columbia anticipates that all receipt meters behind Buff Lick will be shut in during the outage, "with the exception of isolated meters needed to serve local markets upstream of the compressor station." Production meters on the discharge side of Buff Lick that are tied to the CNR05 MLI but physically on Line N are anticipated to remain flowing, Columbia said.

Noting that shippers continue to be required to use in-path transportation for NSS storage injections on the Amarillo System, where ITS/AOR and Secondary out-of-path firm transportation associated with NSS injections are not being scheduled, NGPL said similar restrictions will be applied to the Gulf Coast system starting Wednesday. NGPL said there has been no change in the lack of restrictions on in-path transport for NSS withdrawals to the market area.

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