Industry Brief

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s Plains Gas Solutions experienced a fire Saturday at its Basile gas processing facility near Eunice, LA. One employee was injured and is in stable condition at an area hospital. The cause, extent of the damage and time required to repair the facility are not yet known. The Basile Plant is a 150 MMcf/d cryogenic processing facility. Neither the operation of the Basile Plant nor the fire have any impact on the operations at PAA Natural Gas Storage’s Pine Prairie facility, located nearby, Plains said. Additionally, there is no impact to area gas producers, third-party gas processing facilities or natural gas pipelines.

February 28, 2012

Transportation Notes

After warning Thursday that one might become necessary, El Paso on Friday declared a systemwide Strained Operating Condition due to high linepack. The tolerance for positive daily imbalances was set at 10%.

January 3, 2012

Transportation Notes

El Paso warned shippers of a potential Strained Operating Condition (SOC) being declared due to high linepack caused by actual takes below scheduled deliveries and supply basin receipts in excess of scheduled volumes. The Washington Range storage facility is in maximum injection mode, El Paso said, and it has contacted two points about their actual takes versus scheduled volumes and the possibility of them being subjected to a location-specific SOC.

November 14, 2011

Transportation Notes

CIG canceled Wednesday a Strained Operating Condition (SOC) that had been declared Sept. 23 due to high storage inventory levels at that point in the injection season. See the bulletin board for service changes that went into effect upon the ending of the SOC.

October 20, 2011

Transportation Notes

El Paso lifted Tuesday a declaration of a Strained Operating Condition for high linepack that had been issued Sunday. “Performance in the supply areas has improved and customer response has been sufficient to decrease…linepack to acceptable levels,” the pipeline said. It added that it also was ending a suspension of Interruptible Storage Service.

February 9, 2011

Transportation Notes

CIG declared a Strained Operating Condition (SOC) effective Monday until further notice. Service area forecasts indicate subzero temperatures, CIG said, “resulting in planned maximum withdrawals from storage.” See the bulletin board for details on SOC conditions.

February 1, 2011

Idaho Regulators OK Intermountain Gas Plan

Adding the condition that there be more public involvement in its implementation, Idaho regulators have approved a five-year integrated resource plan (IRP) for Boise, ID-based Intermountain Gas Corp. based on a forecast 1.75% annual increase in peak demand.

December 28, 2010

Transportation Notes

El Paso canceled a warning Thursday of a possible Strained Operating Condition because of system drafting, saying customer response was sufficient to increase its linepack to acceptable levels.

August 13, 2010

BP Kills Macondo Well Flow

BP said early Wednesday that its runaway Macondo well appears to have reached a static condition, with pressure now being controlled by the hydrostatic pressure of drilling mud that was pumped into the well Tuesday.

August 5, 2010

Transportation Notes

ANR said it was canceling Monday an Extreme Condition on its system and related requirements for shippers at the Marshfield, WI, interconnect with Viking Gas Transmission.

January 6, 2010
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