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Noting that it has limited operational flexibility to manage imbalances due to testing of its Bear Creek storage fields, Tennessee said it would implement Saturday a systemwide Imbalance Warning that requires all delivery point operators to keep actual daily takes out of the system equal to or greater than scheduled quantities and all receipt point operators to keep actual daily receipts into the system equal to or less than scheduled quantities. Both conditions apply regardless of an operator's cumulative imbalance position. The pipeline also declared a force majeure Thursday night in connection with a leak on its line 3 section downstream of Station 110 near Moorehead, KY. Tennessee said it immediately activated its emergency response plan and dispatched personnel to the scene to close valves and isolate the segment between Main Line Valves 111-3 and 111-3A. Based on current nominations, Tennessee did not anticipate any outage-related service restrictions for the gas days of Thursday and Friday.

Transco said Friday current operating conditions at the Transco/FGT Vinton interconnect in southwest Louisiana "are not compatible to allow for delivery at this location. These conditions are expected to continue for the remainder of April." Effective Saturday (April 16) the interconnect would not be available for nominations until further notice.

Gulf South has scheduled one-day pipe maintenance on its Index 141 segment (the 20-inch diameter Mustang Island line) at the Refugio (TX) Compressor Station for April 29. The Bayside (from HPL) and Shelton #1 Well locations will be unavailable for service during the work.

From May 1 through May 15 MRT will be performing critical annual maintenance at its Unionville storage facility, during which it will be unable to compress West Line volumes at Unionville and unable to make injections into the facility. See the bulletin board for associated service restrictions.

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