A fire that broke out Monday at Equinor ASA’s Hammerfest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in northern Norway has forced the company to shut down the plant indefinitely, compounding unplanned supply outages elsewhere in the world. The fire broke out in one of the turbines that power the 4.3 million metric tons per year (mmty)…
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Cash market prices overall tumbled just above 8 cents Wednesday as traders noted a market lacking bids. An outage lifted Florida Gas Transmission into the plus column, but Gulf, West Coast, and Rockies points all slid close to a dime.
Attempting to work around an onshore processing plant outage that barred offshore receipts, Destin said Thursday it had completed operational changes on the Main Pass 260 platform to facilitate gas movement into Viosca Knoll Gathering System. But due to current operating conditions, Destin can only provide services there for its FT shippers.
Rockies Express (REX) said an outage of one unit at Bertrand Compressor Station experienced Thursday kept it unavailable Friday although repair crews worked on resolving the issue. However, at the current level of scheduled quantities (both Intraday 1 and Timely) through Segment 250, scheduling reductions were not necessary Friday, REX said, but if nominations increase for future cycles, a force majeure may be required.
Southern reported an unscheduled unit outage at Holy Trinity Compressor Station in southeast Alabama, which is the first station on its South Georgia facilities. No impact to FT service was expected, but a 40,000 Dth/d reduction in interruptible transport was likely, as well as a reduction in available peak hour capacity, Southern said.
Safety and outage risks would climb dramatically if added pressure reductions are implemented on parts of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline system, the utility told the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as part of an ongoing state proceeding following last September’s fatal pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, 10 miles south of San Francisco.
Safety and outage risks would climb dramatically if added pressure reductions are implemented on parts of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline system, the utility told the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) earlier in May as part of the ongoing state proceeding following last September’s fatal pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, 10 miles south of San Francisco.
Xcel Energy’s 550 MW Unit 1 at its Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota began a planned four- to six-week refueling outage late last Friday, meaning the multi-state utility holding company will be drawing on added supplies from its other generation sources or purchasing more power in the wholesale market. The refueling comes after more than 500 days of continuous operation of the unit, Xcel said. The unit is one of two at the 1,100 MW plant in Red Wing, MN. One of the reactors typically is refueled every 18 months.
In the article “New Mexico Lawmakers Set Probe of February Gas Outages” (see Daily GPI, March 15), NGI incorrectly stated that a February natural gas service outage left “40,000” New Mexico Gas Co. customers without service. The correct number was 28,000 outages caused by the severe freeze (Feb. 1-3). NGI regrets the error.