Transportation Notes

Combustion problems with the #2 engine at ANR’s Grand Chenier (LA) Station are more extensive then originally thought (see Daily GPI, March 21), and the manufacturer has extended its estimate for completion of repairs until mid-April, the pipeline said. Volumes that can be received through Grand Chenier from HIOS and the West Cameron near-shore blocks will continue to be reduced by about MMcf/d until the repairs are finished.

April 3, 2001

Western Reorganizes, Plans Electric Utility Separation

Although the creation of Westar Energy did not follow the pathoriginally intended, plans for the utility holding company were setin motion last week when Western Resources announced it will splitthe company into two separate entities, one covering electricutility businesses and another for its non-electric operations.Both companies will be public entities. The separation is expectedoccur through a voluntary exchange offer expected to be completedprior to year-end.

April 3, 2000

Georgia Strait Makes Early NEB Filing

While it ponders — based on open season results — building alarger project than originally intended, Georgia Strait CrossingPipeline Ltd. filed a preliminary environmental scoping submissionwith Canada’s National Energy Board to build and the planned gaspipeline to Vancouver Island. The company expects to file anapplication with the NEB this fall.

March 27, 2000

Transportation Notes

Tennessee delayed pigging operations on the Blue Water System,originally scheduled for Monday and today (see Daily GPI, March 6), tentatively until Thursday andFriday of this week. No service restrictions are expected, butproducers may experience higher than normal pressures.

March 14, 2000

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission extended maintenance at Station 14 in theFlorida Panhandle through Dec. 4, three days beyond the originallyprojected end date (see Daily GPI,Nov. 29). As previously posted, the work limits FGT’s market areato about 1.3 Bcf/d. Due to significant demand, the pipeline Wednesdayissued an Overage Alert Day notice for the system east of Station12. It carries a 6% tolerance for negative daily imbalances.

December 2, 1999

Industry Briefs

Tennessee Gas Pipeline and CNG Transmission said the AtlanticAlliance Project open season will be extended to Nov. 30. The openseason was originally proposed to close on Sept. 30. The pipelinessaid potential shippers requested the extension because of increaseduncertainty regarding the Millennium and Independence/MarketLinkcertificate proceedings, especially pending FERC’s announced publicconference on Independence/MarketLink. The conference is scheduled forthis Wednesday (see Daily GPI, Sept.16). Additionally, the targeted gas-fired power plant market isstill being defined. The Atlantic Alliance Project is proposed totransport up to 750,000 Dth/d of gas from Chicago and the NiagaraImport Point to developing markets in the Northeast. It will includeaccess to Transco and the proposed MarketLink Project at Leidy, PA,and to Columbia and the proposed Millennium Project at Horseheads andGreenwood, NY. Capacity will be phased in as needed on Tennessee’s andCNG’s existing systems by adding limited facilities along existingrights-of-way.

September 28, 1999

Transportation Notes

Transco extended Thursday the open season for FT service on itsSundance Expansion Project, originally scheduled to end June 1,through June 18. Sundance will provide extra capacity from Station65 in Louisiana to Station 165 in Virginia and is proposed to beginservice by April 1,2002.

June 4, 1999

Transportation Notes

The maintenance outage of Unit #7 at Princess B CompressorStation, originally scheduled for completion April 30, is nowexpected to end April 23 due to accelerated material delivery datesand additional crews on-site when possible, NOVA reported.

April 14, 1999

Unocal Scales Back Production, Spending Plans

Unocal Corp. confirmed its 1998 oil and gas production andcapital spending will be lower than originally anticipated becauseof the lower oil price outlook, but said it would continue toevaluate spending plans throughout the year. Production is expectedto be down 5% from earlier forecasts to 178,000 barrels of oilequivalent (BOE) per day. Capital spending is expected to total$1.30-$1.35 billion, about 10-13% percent below its earlierforecast.

April 22, 1998
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