Constrained

Barriers Constraining Energy Co.’s in U.S.

Energy companies are constrained in various ways on every level— exploration and development, generation and transmission,refineries and pipelines — and these barriers all point to theneed for the United States to shape an effective national energypolicy, said several speakers at the recent annual conference ofthe International Society of Energy Advocates.

December 6, 2000

Transportation Notes

Flows will be scheduled to zero through the constrained area asNGPL performs a class upgrade Aug. 3-5 on its A/G Line near Station802 (Lamar County, TX). A similar restriction will occur Aug. 3-4as NGPL lowers the Arkoma Line near Station 812 (Atoka County, OK).See the bulletin board for details on the constraint locations.

July 29, 1999

Prices Up Slightly, More So in Supply-Constrained West

The cash market settled down to mostly small gains Tuesday,although quite a few points registered close to flat. The largerincreases of a nickel or more were concentrated in California andthe Permian Basin and on CIG, which played belated catch-up withother Rockies pipes by rising almost a dime.

July 14, 1999

El Paso Tries to Revive Bondad Expansion Project

El Paso Natural Gas has given up on its first attempt tode-bottleneck the constrained Bondad System in the San Juan Basin(see Daily GPI, Oct. 19), but is approaching FERC again in hopesthat a second try will be more fruitful in adding capacity to apoint that some gas traders sarcastically call “Bondage.”

December 14, 1998

De-Bottlenecking Bondad Runs Afoul of FERC

El Paso’s Bondad System in the San Juan Basin is constrained tothe point that some gas traders mockingly refer to it as “Bondage.”Anything to ease the constriction ought to be welcomed with openarms by those who deal with that point, right? Yet the pipeline’sBondad Expansion project, aimed at adding 116.5 MMcf/d to thesystem’s current capacity of about 567.7 MMcf/d, is in danger offailing because FERC feels the three shippers paying all of theproject’s costs should share their expansion space withnonparticipants.

October 19, 1998

El Paso Fears Expansion to Ease Bondad Constraint May Be Doomed

El Paso’s Bondad System in the San Juan Basin is constrained tothe point that some gas traders mockingly refer to it as “Bondage.”Anything to ease the constriction ought to be welcomed with openarms by those who deal with that point, right? Yet the pipeline’sBondad Expansion project, aimed at adding 116.5 MMcf/d to thesystem’s current capacity of about 567.7 MMcf/d, is in danger offailing because FERC feels the three shippers paying all of theproject’s costs should share their expansion space withnonparticipants.

October 19, 1998
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