Gulf Coast gas production barely budged Tuesday, according to scheduled gas flows on the region’s major pipelines, Golden, CO-based consulting firm Bentek Energy reported. Scheduled gas production onshore and offshore Texas and Louisiana was even slightly lower on Tuesday than on Monday — 3,749 MMcf/d compared to 3,888 MMcf/d. That’s down from a pre-Katrina level of 13,820 MMcf/d, Bentek said.

Bentek reported that shut-ins Tuesday totaled 10,071 MMcf/d both onshore and offshore in the Gulf Tuesday (the Minerals Management Service only reports offshore production shut-ins). The majority of the shut-ins are still offshore in Louisiana state waters (5,784 MMcf/d), Bentek said.

There still are no production volumes scheduled to flow on the following pipeline systems: Southern Natural, Sea Robin, Mississippi Canyon, Garden Banks, High Island, Stingray, Sabine, and Texas Eastern’s Venice Lateral. And less than 13 MMcf/d has been scheduled on Destin, Trunkline, Chandeleur and Gulfstream.

The largest amount of shut-in production remains upstream of Tennessee Gas (1,909 MMcf/d), Transco (1,345), Southern Natural (878), Destin (786), Trunkline (541) and Mississippi Canyon (511).

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