Although Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico natural gas production was on the rise Monday, shut-ins still totaled about 10.18 Bcf/d based on scheduled gas production nominations into interstate and intrastate pipelines in Texas and Louisiana, according to a report by Golden, CO-based Bentek Energy, which tracks daily and intraday gas scheduling on the nation’s gas pipeline grid.

Louisiana onshore and offshore production continued to decline over the weekend, while Texas production rose slightly. Total shut ins fell from a peak on Saturday of 10.5 Bcf/d compared to scheduled production flows of 13.82 Bcf/d on Aug. 26 prior to Katrina. As of Monday about 9.1 Bcf/d was shut in onshore and offshore Louisiana and about 1.1 Bcf/d of Texas production was shut in, Bentek reported. Cumulative deferred production since Aug. 26 now totals 175 Bcf.

Bentek found that less than 10 MMcf/d of gas production was scheduled on two major Texas pipelines — High Island and Sabine — and on 10 major gas pipeline systems in Louisiana — Southern Natural, Destin, Trunkline, Mississippi Canyon, Garden Banks, High Island, Chandeleur, Sabine, Gulfstream, and Texas Eastern’s Venice Lateral.

Based on scheduled flows, the largest shut-ins are upstream of the following pipeline systems in Louisiana: Tennessee Gas (1,911 MMcf/d), Transco (1,554 MMcf/d), Southern (865 MMcf/d), Destin (786 MMcf/d), Trunkline (545 MMcf/d) and Mississippi Canyon (511 MMcf/d). The largest shut-ins in Texas are upstream of Transco (573 MMcf/d) and the offshore High Island system (377 MMcf/d).

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