Citing lower linepack and its limited operational flexibility to manage market-area imbalances, Tennessee declared an Imbalance Warning in downstream Zones 5 and 6 Thursday. It requires all delivery point operators to keep actual daily takes out of the system equal to or less than scheduled quantities, and all receipt point operators to keep actual daily receipts into the system equal to or greater than scheduled quantities. Both conditions apply regardless of cumulative imbalance positions.
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With North America girding once more to do battle with bone-chilling temperatures and plenty of icy precipitation, higher prices came as a surprise for no one Friday. Multi-dollar leaps reigned again in the Northeast, while the rest of the market saw gains ranging from about a nickel to nearly 30 cents. The smallest increases were concentrated in the Midcontinent and Rockies areas.
Saying it had limited operational flexibility to manage imbalances and due to expected colder temperatures in its Northeast market area, Tennessee issued an Imbalance Warning in Zones 5 and 6 to take effect Monday. See the bulletin board for details on Imbalance Warning conditions. Tennessee also said Thursday it was lifting a force majeure on Line 527A-800 due to the sale of a damaged line section. “However, physical flow at…West Delta Block 109 will remain shut in until the purchasing party repairs the line” to Tennessee specifications, the pipeline said.