Transwestern Contemplates Expansion

With demand rising in southern California and its pipes too fullto do anything about it, Transwestern Pipeline Co. is holding anopen season through Dec. 18 to solicit shipper interest in apossible mainline expansion. The pipeline is exploring theconstruction of a compressor station near Gallup, NM, that willincrease mainline capacity to the California border by 140,000Dth/d. The cost of the expansion is estimated at $15-$20 million.

December 2, 1998

Traders See Bears Coming Out of the Woodwork

It looks like bears are roaming the market woods for the holidayseason, said a producer noting new softness in both futures andcash prices Friday. No nay-sayers to her assessment could be foundas sources agreed that weather and storage fundamentals continue tolook weak for the foreseeable future, barring a surprise blizzardor two. A marketer said he “wouldn’t be surprised if we end up withDecember indexes looking a lot like November’s.”

November 23, 1998

Lodi Storage Project Begins Market Test

Western Hub Properties, LLC (WHP) said subsidiary Lodi GasStorage is holding an open season Nov. 2-20 for 4 Bcf of workinggas capacity with an average of six cycles per year at its proposedgas storage facility in a depleted producing field near Lodi, CA,20 miles south of Sacramento. The facility would provide servicedirectly to Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) Line 401 nearthe Antioch Terminal in the heart of PG&E’s market. The companyplans to file an application in November to build the facility nextyear with service starting in November 1999.

October 29, 1998

Tennessee Touts Open Season Results

Tennessee Gas Pipeline has signed precedent agreements for over1 Bcf/d in new deliveries through its Eastern Express Project 2000in New England and its Express 500 Project from the Gulf of Mexico,according to John Somerhalder, pipeline president.

April 13, 1998
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