Pennsylvania’s new auditor general, Eugene DePasquale, will conduct a performance audit of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) water testing and waste disposal programs to assess their effectiveness in regulating shale gas development.
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Transco said unfavorable weather had delayed the progress of repairs to a section of pipe in Eugene Island Block 135 on its Southeast Louisiana Lateral that was damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Transco now anticipates completion of the work on Feb. 15; it had previously expected to finish Jan. 31 (see Daily GPI, Jan. 16).
Columbia Gulf reported Thursday it had completed repairs on the 26-inch diameter Eugene Island System and allowed three platforms to resume flows effective with the Intraday 2 nominations cycle. Columbia Gulf also reduced its estimate of the amount of production shut in due to a leak on Line 100 of the West Leg of the Bluewater System to 12,000 Dth/d (see Daily GPI, Nov. 1). It said degassing operations would commence later Thursday and continue until the line pressure is reduced to a level that permits divers to enter the water safely. Depending on weather conditions, divers may be permitted in the water as early as Monday, and depending on the extent of the leak, operations could return to normal as soon as Wednesday, Columbia Gulf said.
Columbia Gulf said Wednesday it is continuing repairs on the 26-inch diameter Eugene Island System in the Gulf of Mexico following a leak that occurred Sunday (see Daily GPI, Oct. 31). Total production associated with the shut-in is about 10,000 Dth/d at three platforms, the pipeline said. It expects to complete the repair work on or before Saturday, pending line pressure reduction, liquids removal and weather conditions that permit divers to enter the water.
Columbia Gulf reported completion of repairs to a leak on its 20-inch offshore CNT Line upstream of the B side of the Eugene Island 250 platform. Operators were being allowed Wednesday to resume flow at eight meters — four where Columbia Gulf and Tennessee have connections at the same platforms and another four Tennessee meter locations that were affected when the leak was discovered last week (see Daily GPI, March 24).
Columbia Gulf cited weather as the reason for a delay in repairs on the 24-inch line between Eugene Island 250 and the Bluewater Header. Weather permitting, repairs are expected to begin Thursday, it said. Seven meters common to Columbia Gulf and Tennessee on the Bluewater system and another four Tennessee-only meters must remain shut in until further notice.