Southern California Gas declared a high-linepack OFO for Saturday, saying it would assess tariff Buy-Back charges to customers that deliver into its system more than 110% of their actual gas usage on the OFO day.
Pacific Gas and Electric kept a systemwide Stage 2 high-inventory OFO that was initiated Friday in place through at least Saturday but loosened the tolerance for positive daily imbalances from 7% to 12%.
Although no serious injuries occurred from an incident within one of the pipe pigging facilities in its McMahon Gas Plant gathering area, Westcoast said it must make a complete investigation before pigging can resume. An immediate suspension of all liquids injection into the McMahon gathering area lines is necessary until further notice, the pipeline said. "All producers are required to tank their liquids and arrange for trucking if sufficient storage is not available," Westcoast said.
As of Friday until further notice, Questar is not allowing in-kind imbalance payback to the pipeline and required shippers and point operators to have production volumes aligned with scheduled nominations. Questar said the action was necessary due to high inventory in its Clay Basin storage balancing account and current pipeline conditions resulting in minimal linepack available for balancing.
ANR reported completing repairs at Eugene Island 188/189 and said Friday it had lifted all associated restrictions.
CIG said the Lakin Compressor Station on Scheduling Segment 116 has gone down due to water leaks in the cooling system and it is expected to be out of service through Nov. 30. The station is used to support deliveries to the Lakin-PEPL interconnect with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line, CIG said. See the bulletin board for potential impacts.
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