Enterprise Product Partners LP’s High Island Offshore System LLC (HIOS) has continued a force majeure at its HIA-264 compressor complex in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) where an equipment fire last week (see Daily GPI, Aug. 6) caused “significant damage to compression, power generation, communications and other facilities,” the company said. The HIOS compression facilities will be unavailable for service for an indefinite period.

HIOS continues to provide service for three production sources (WC 294, HI 167 and HI 120) that flow through the WC 294 Lateral to the HIOS delivery points at WC 167 (ANR Pipeline, UTOS and Tennessee Gas Pipeline).

Effective for gas day Monday, HIOS will return the 30-inch diameter East Extension and the State Line Lateral portions of its system to service, but only for deliveries to the Stingray delivery point at block HIA-330. With compression unavailable, HIOS shippers should expect higher than normal line pressures, HIOS said. Downstream capacity on Stingray may be limited so HIOS shippers should ensure that they have adequate takeaway capacity on Stingray.

Shippers may nominate receipts from the following production locations only to the Stingray delivery point: HIA-309C, HIA-325, HIA-350, HIA-351, HIA-368, HIA-368B, HIA-370.

All other production sources must remain shut in for now.

Updates will be posted at www.starwebgas.com as they become available.

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