Vector, Trunkline LNG Seek Expansions; Petal Puts New Storage Cavern in Service

Vector Pipeline LP has filed an application to construct new compressor stations to accommodate a concurrent request to increase flows at its existing U.S.-Canadian border facilities.

December 14, 2005

Transportation Notes

TEPPCO has scheduled a concurrent Bird Station shutdown and Pioneer processing facility turnaround in the Jonah Gathering Field to occur both Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. According to the Kern River bulletin board, TEPPCO has estimated that each day’s work will require downtime of approximately 15 hours and an estimated curtailment of 753 MMcf. Because most Kern River supply comes to it either through the Opal Plant downstream of Jonah or the Pioneer receipt points, there will be an impact to Kern River shippers. During TEPPCO’s Oct. 5 maintenance, Kern River will take the opportunity to complete semi-annual maintenance on Fillmore Station’s Unit #2, previously scheduled for Oct. 19, and the Warm Springs Station hot tap, previously scheduled for Oct. 20. The pipeline asked shippers and operators to align their supplies with markets so that no banking occurred Tuesday (in preparation for the Oct. 5 work) and no drafting occurs on Oct. 5.

October 5, 2005

Northern Natural Proposes Capacity Upgrades at Midwest Storage Facilities

MidAmerican Energy’s Northern Natural Gas pipeline on Friday filed concurrent requests at FERC to increase the capacity of its storage facilities in Iowa and Kansas.

September 20, 2005

Transportation Notes

Northern Border said “concurrent unplanned compressor station outages upstream of Ventura” Monday evening prompted it to place a firm-only scheduling restriction on the 42-inch pipeline segment (Monchy/Port of Morgan to Ventura) for the gas days of Wednesday and today. Gas Control will re-evaluate conditions this morning to determine if the constraint will be lifted Friday.

October 4, 2001