Transportation Notes

As part of Evening Cycle scheduling for Friday’s gas day, Tennessee said it anticipated adjusting each Zone 0 100 Leg Supply Aggregation Contract to a tolerance of 100 dekatherms. Pool receipts and deliveries will be adjusted based on rankings provided in the contract, the pipeline said. It also urged Zone 1 100 Leg Supply Aggregation customers to review their pool imbalances for Friday and resolve any exceeding the 100-dekatherm limit by Cycle 1 scheduling in order to avoid having those adjusted.

January 23, 2004

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas declared an OFO for the Evening Cycle of Wednesday.

November 12, 2003

Futures Pierce $5.00, Drop to New Six-Month Lows

The bears didn’t waste much time Tuesday evening. Minutes after Claudette was downgraded to a tropical storm, traders took the bull by the horns and were able to steer prices in overnight Access trading below key technical and psychological support at $5.00. When the regular, open-outcry session opened Wednesday morning, there was little question which direction prices were headed.

July 17, 2003

Transportation Notes

Northern Natural Gas was able to restore some compression Thursday evening at the Bushton (KS) Compressor Station in areas away from Building 3, which was damaged in an explosion and fire Tuesday morning (see Daily GPI, April 2), a spokesman said Friday. The station began accepting a portion of the normal outlet gas from an upstream Oneok processing plant and possibly would be able to handle full plant volumes again by Friday night, he said.

April 7, 2003

No Interrupted Service, Injuries Reported from CIG Explosion

An explosion rocked a portion of Colorado Interstate Gas Co.’s mainline in Colorado Sunday evening, but it did not interrupt natural gas deliveries to the region or cause any injuries, a spokesman for the pipeline said Monday.

March 25, 2003

Transportation Notes

A pigging operation on Matagorda Offshore Pipeline System from Wednesday evening through Friday resulted in very high liquid levels, and thus scheduled volumes from MOPS were reduced to zero for the gas days of Friday through Sunday. The action cut deliveries of about 100,000 MMBtu/d into South Texas interconnects with Florida Gas Transmission, Gulf South and Tejas Gas Pipeline, MOPS operator Northern Natural Gas said.

November 11, 2002

Hurricane Andrew in ’92 Toppled Platforms, Damaged 241 Offshore Installations

The weather forecasters say Lilli, a category 4 as of Wednesday evening, could rival Andrew, a category 5 hurricane in 1992 that devastated a wide swath of Florida before cutting across the Gulf of Mexico, toppling 34 oil and gas platforms, leaving 28 leaning, and causing over a billion dollars in damage, not counting the loss of production revenue (see NGI’s storm chronicle — located under special reports on intelligencepress.com).

October 3, 2002

Eyes Turn to Tropical Depression Ten, But Cash Shows Little Movement

Tropical Depression Ten was churning south of Jamaica Tuesday evening and was poised to become a Tropical Storm in the next 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm contributed to a sharp rise in futures prices Tuesday — the October contract soared to a high of $3.69 — but failed to produce much of an effect on cash prices until very late trading. Most cash points were flat to up or down a few cents on average.

September 18, 2002

Transportation Notes

Trunkline warned Friday evening that based on system operations and continuing weather conditions, it no longer could absorb excess receipts upstream of Centerville in the East Louisiana pool. It issued a critical system warning for the pool that remains in effect until further notice. If the excess receipts continue, an OFO with 2% tolerance and $25/Dth penalties may become necessary, Trunkline said.

December 19, 2001

Transportation Notes

Northern Border said “concurrent unplanned compressor station outages upstream of Ventura” Monday evening prompted it to place a firm-only scheduling restriction on the 42-inch pipeline segment (Monchy/Port of Morgan to Ventura) for the gas days of Wednesday and today. Gas Control will re-evaluate conditions this morning to determine if the constraint will be lifted Friday.

October 4, 2001