Compression

FERC Approves Plan to Alleviate Tetco Constraints in NY, NJ

FERC issued an order authorizing additional compression on Algonquin Gas Transmission that is designed to help affiliate Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) increase its delivery capabilities on a constrained part of its system in New York and New Jersey.

July 26, 2001

Kern Solicits Shippers, Updates CA Expansion

Kern River Gas Transmission Co. reported last week that it was soliciting bids from natural gas shippers seeking to replace some or all of their long-term, firm transportation service with primary firm delivery point entitlements at Kern River’s Wheeler Ridge delivery point to Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) with primary delivery point entitlements at a proposed Kramer Junction interconnect with SoCalGas.

June 18, 2001

Transportation Notes

As a result of compression outages at Grand Chenier Station on the southwest Louisiana coast, volumes that ANR can receive there from HIOS and the West Cameron near-shore blocks was cut by about 40 MMcf/d Wednesday until further notice.

May 31, 2001

FGT: Phase IV in Service; Phase V Awaits Approval

Florida Gas Transmission announced that it placed its Phase IV expansion project into service, adding 134 miles of pipeline, 38,000 hp of compression and 200 MMcf/d of new firm transportation capacity to the system. Seven shippers signed 20-year agreements for the capacity.

May 7, 2001

FGT: Phase IV in Service; Phase V Awaits Approval

Florida Gas Transmission announced that it placed its Phase IV expansion project into service, adding 134 miles of pipeline, 38,000 hp of compression and 200 MMcf/d of new firm transportation capacity to the system. Seven shippers signed 20-year agreements for the capacity.

May 2, 2001

Industry Brief

Guardian Pipeline said it bought five engine compressor packagestotaling 22,225 hp to provide natural gas compression on its141-mile, 660 MMcf/d pipeline in Illinois and Wisconsin. Itpurchased the compressors from Compressor Systems, Inc. of Midland,TX. Combined, the compressors will be capable of delivering up to750 MMcf/d of gas on Guardian. “Guardian Pipeline is continuing tomake steady progress. This purchase agreement for a major equipmentcomponent keeps Guardian on track to meet its scheduled in-servicedate of November 2002,” said George Hass, Guardian project manager.A final Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision on theGuardian Pipeline is expected by early 2001. In June, FERC issued aPreliminary Determination that the pipeline is in the publicinterest, subject to the outcome of its environmental review, andin July, FERC staff issued a favorable Draft Environmental ImpactStatement on the project. In addition, the Public ServiceCommission of Wisconsin made a preliminary determination on theproject in October, accepting the economics of a Wisconsin Gaslateral pipeline, which will connect Guardian with Wisconsin Gas’distribution system. Guardian will transport gas frominterconnections with Alliance, Northern Border, Midwestern, andNGPL at the Chicago hub near Joliet, IL, to northern Illinois andsouthern Wisconsin markets starting in November 2002. Its sponsorsinclude CMS, WICOR and Viking Gas.

December 7, 2000

Industry Briefs

AltaGas Services acquired a 53-mile gas gathering system andrelated compression in the Kindersley area of Saskatchewan for C$3million. The acquisition of the Kindersley & Kerrobert gasgathering systems are a significant strategic addition to AltaGas’Central Border gas gathering and processing complex. With theaddition of these systems AltaGas’ contiguous presence in westcentral Saskatchewan is 56 miles east from the Alberta/Saskatchewanborder. This extensive area presence provides AltaGas withsignificant opportunity as producers are expected to substantiallyincrease gas drilling activity in this currently largelyundeveloped gas region. Since AltaGas’ first acquisition in thisarea in 1996, Central Border has increased from a 4 MMcf/dprocessing facility with 49 miles of gathering lines to an 81MMcf/d processing complex with more than 311miles of gatheringlines. With the addition of these new assets utilization of theCentral Border complex will be 78%.

December 21, 1999
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