Citing low linepack, Transwestern issued an Alert Day for the West of Thoreau area for Tuesday's gas day. Transwestern said it was utilizing an Alert Day rather than an OFO because the low linepack is not attributable to performance of particular receipt or delivery points. Transwestern said it hopes that the lowpack conditions will subside enough to allow the Alert Day to be canceled, but meanwhile operators should plan for this operating provision to be in effect for the entire gas day.
Southwest Gas issued a Hold Burn to Scheduled Quantities notice Friday due to low linepack on upstream Kern River Gas Transmission. Southwest also said negative daily nominations for imbalance paybacks from Southwest to customers were eliminated for Friday's gas day. On Monday, with low linepack continuing on Kern River, the Las Vegas-based LDC said it would implement Tuesday a Stage 3 OFO, but the OFO will end Wednesday morning.
After implementing a systemwide Imbalance Warning last Wednesday (see Daily GPI, Nov. 24), Tennessee lifted it Thursday morning but continued to ask all parties to match physical flow with scheduled quantities.
Maritimes & Northeast U.S. (M&N) said over the holiday weekend it had been advised that a previously planned outage of the Sable Offshore Energy Project has been delayed. The revised schedule called for a partial-day outage Monday (Nov. 29) followed by a complete one Tuesday and another partial-day outage Wednesday. Full Sable operation will return for Thursday's gas day, M&N said. No supply will be available from Sable to flow on the M&N system during all three outage days, the pipeline said, and shippers sourcing gas from Sable should make appropriate arrangements. See the bulletin board for more information.
ANR said based on recent storage activity, current inventory levels and projected weather forecasts, it was lifting Monday a restriction on daily interruptible injections into DDS and MBS storage accounts and Overrun injections into FSS accounts.
Transco lifted Monday an Operational Control Imbalance Makeup Notice Due to Buyer that had been issued to become effective last Saturday. "The immediate termination of the Operational Control...will result in no buyers or wellhead OBA (Operational Balancing Agreement) operators being subject to penalties as a result," Transco said.
Gulf South reported completing planned maintenance last Wednesday on its Index 168 segment (the 36-inch diameter Bastian Bay Line) in Plaquemines Parish, LA. Service has been restored to the Venice Plant (from Targa Midstream) receipt point, which had been shut in during the work. When it announced plans to begin the project Nov. 1, Gulf South had expected it to continue for about five weeks.
TGT said southbound capacity at Columbia (LA) Compressor Station will be reduced to 628,000 MMBtu/d Tuesday and Thursday during in-line inspection pigging between the Bastrop and Columbia stations.
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