Emergency

Transportation Notes

El Paso Natural Gas issued an emergency notice Monday, reportingthat the Bondad 2A turbine must be taken down to repair an oil leaktoday. The work will reduce the capacity of the station by 95MMcf/d. El Paso also said Line 1200 and 1201 are being “SmartPigged” this week on Sept. 19, 21 and 24, causing a reduction of 40MMcf/d of San Juan Basin capacity. If you have questions, callMario Montes at (915) 496-2617.

September 20, 2000

ALJ Recommends Freezing CA Border Rate

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with the California PublicUtilities Commission (CPUC) has recommended the Commission approvean emergency motion by Southern California Edison to freeze theformula for avoided cost payments to qualifying facilities at theAugust rate of $4.5133/MMBtu, rather than post the September rateof $6.4567.

September 11, 2000

SDG&E Asks For Power Plants Switch to Oil

In another emergency step to alleviate summer peak electricdemand, San Diego Gas & Electric asked state regulators lastweek for some relief on its natural gas transmission system byallowing the intermittent switching to oil of two major naturalgas-fired power plants serving SDG&E customers.

August 14, 2000

SDG&E Asks For Power Plants Switch to Oil

As another emergency step related to summer peak electricdemand, San Diego Gas & Electric asked state regulators lastweek for some relief on its natural gas transmission system byallowing the intermittent switching to oil of two major naturalgas-fired power plants serving SDG&E customers.

August 9, 2000

Lower Price Caps to Sell into Cal-PX, ISO Sought

As California endured another Stage Two Electrical EmergencyWednesday, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) asked FERC toimpose a $250/MWh cap on the bids that suppliers make to sell powerinto the bulk electric markets of the California Power Exchange(Cal-PX) and the California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO).

August 3, 2000

FERC Blasts NYISO, Puts Price Caps on Reserves

Although its emergency requests were partially met yesterday bythe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the New York IndependentSystem Operator got an earful from FERC Commissioners, including anultimatum to get its systems in proper working order or have itsauthority taken away.

June 1, 2000

CA Heat Wave and Nuke Outages Spark Heavy Gas Demand

In the midst of a Stage Two emergency alert by the state gridoperator, California generating plants used every cubic foot ofnatural gas they could squeeze through the state’s pipeline systemto keep the air conditioners humming in response to a statewideheat wave throughout the inland valleys and deserts. The secondstage alert, enacted less than two hours after a Stage One had beencalled, required major utilities to seek voluntary curtailmentsamong some of their largest power users.

May 23, 2000

NY Pulls in Welcome Mat for Millennium

In an “emergency motion,” the New York Public Service Commissionhas asked FERC not to award the proposed Millennium Pipeline finalenvironmental clearance until an alternate route is found for theproject in the state.

January 31, 2000

Transportation Note

El Paso said Friday the White Rock (NM) Station had been takenout of service for emergency maintenance. The pipeline heldcapacity out of San Juan Basin at the Cycle 2 scheduled rate of2,685 MMcf/d Friday but lowered the volume slightly to 2,680 MMcf/dfor Saturday’s gas day.

November 1, 1999

Transportation Note

Capacity on Transwestern’s San Juan Lateral between Ignacio, COand Blanco, NM will be limited to about 525 MMcf/d during a one-dayemergency shutdown test and maintenance outage May 11 at BloomfieldCompressor Station. Normal capacity of about 800 MMcf/d will resumeMay 12. Transwestern suggested the Blanco and Window Rock points onEl Paso to shippers as alternate options for gas flow out of SanJuan during the Bloomfield outage.

May 6, 1999