Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Act 13 Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week was asked to decide whether to uphold or overturn a lower court ruling in July, which declared that portions of the Act 13, which imposes an impact fee on producers, were unconstitutional see NGI, July 30). Plaintiffs argue that the law limits local zoning rules and violates municipalities’ right to substantive due process ((Robinson Township et al. v. Commonwealth et al., No. 284-MD-2012).

October 22, 2012

Tennessee New York Compressor Outage Affecting 200,000 Dth

Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline late Wednesday declared a critical day 1 operational flow order (OFO) effective 9 a.m. Thursday due to a force majeure event at its Compressor Station 249 in Carlisle, NY.

August 31, 2012

NGPL Force Majeure Follows Texas Panhandle Fire

Kinder Morgan Inc. Wednesday morning declared a force majeure on a portion of its Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) natural gas pipeline in North Texas while media reports said “a massive orange haze” from a fire filled the area sky in the Texas Panhandle.

June 7, 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

Louisiana Sues Interior Over Redrawn Gulf Boundaries

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a civil lawsuit against the Department of Interior (DOI) over the federal government’s redrawing of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) boundaries that determine how states receive mineral royalties.

December 28, 2011

Transportation Notes

Ruby Pipeline flows have been cut to zero until further notice as Ruby declared a force majeure after experiencing a fire and some damage Saturday in its block valve 6 yard in a remote area of southeastern Cache County, UT. A segment of its pipeline around the block valve 6 was shut in and isolated to allow damage assessment and repairs. Ruby said Sunday it is unable to receive or deliver gas. Based on an inspection of the fire damage, which occurred at a gas line to auxiliary equipment, the damage will require more repairs to the valve, valve operator and auxiliary equipment than initially thought, the pipeline added. A road to the snow-covered site has been plowed and repair crews are on site.

December 13, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas declared a high-linepack OFO for Saturday, setting a 10% tolerance for positive daily imbalances on deliveries into its system.

December 5, 2011

Industry Briefs

El Paso Corp.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) declared a force majeure following a rupture of a line near Batesville, MS, on Nov. 21. “About 8:30 [p.m.] one of the station operators at our Station 63 noticed a pressure change in the line…We immediately activated our emergency response plan, isolated the lines and began our regulatory notifications,” El Paso spokeswoman Gretchen Krueger told NGI. About 20 homes were evacuated; there were no injuries. The line was shut in, and an investigation was ongoing. The force majeure affects the line from MLV (Main Line Valve) 63-1 to MLV 64-1, Tennessee said in a customer notice.

November 28, 2011

Tennessee Pipeline Ruptures in Mississippi

El Paso Corp.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) declared a force majeure following a rupture of a line near Batesville, MS, Monday evening.

November 23, 2011

Transportation Notes

Although the force majeure declared Tuesday is still in effect, Stingray said Thursday it is no longer experiencing liquids takeaway issues. See the bulletin board for a list of points that are being reopened Thursday and Friday for receipts and/or deliveries, along with conditions that must be satisfied for customers to use those points.

November 18, 2011
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