After warning shippers Wednesday that one was possible, FloridaGas Transmission issued an Overage Alert Day notice for Thursday’sgas day due to high market-area demand. The notice has a 6%tolerance for daily negative imbalances and covers the system eastof Station 12 (Santa Rosa County in the Florida Panhandle). Thepipeline will re-evaluate conditions this morning before decidingwhether to extend the notice.
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Sea Robin told shippers Tuesday it must shut in the entiresystem for 10-12 hours today and asked them to cut their nominationlevels by 50%. The action resulted from being informed by Texaco,operator of the Sea Robin Processing Plant, that the plant musthalt operation to repair a leak. The event constitutes a forcemajeure, Sea Robin said, and thus it declared an OFO Type 30 forthe shutdown period. The pipeline said it had contacted downstreamdelivery point operators and they could not accept gas untreated bythe plant’s dehydration facility.
Transco shippers have accumulated a significant negativeimbalance through the first 20 days of April, the pipeline said. Inorder to avoid restrictions that would be caused by a large volumeof receipt makeup transactions requested to flow for a limited timeat the end of the month, Transco urged that such transactions bescheduled as soon as possible to allow a steady flow rate throughApril 30.
Florida Gas Transmission reminded shippers that Zone 1 will becompletely shut in April 13-15 as it does several maintenanceprojects (see the HotTap bulletin board for details). Zone 1extends from the pipeline’s upstream terminus in South Texas toEunice, LA.
With two of its shippers taking released capacity instead of newspace, Northern Border has filed a request with FERC to downsizeits proposed Indiana extension project, Project 2000, and reducethe expected costs by $64 million. The reduction would mean asmaller rate increase, under rolled-in rate design, than would haveoccurred in the original project plan – a 2.06% rise versus 2.39%.
With two of its shippers taking released capacity instead of newspace, Northern Border has filed a request with FERC to downsizeits proposed Indiana extension project, Project 2000, and reducethe expected costs by $64 million. The reduction would mean asmaller rate increase, under rolled-in rate design, than would haveoccurred in the original project plan-a 2.06% rise versus 2.39%.
BC Gas said it thinks its Southern Crossing Pipeline is now a go since it reached agreement on terms with BC Hydro for firm capacity on the proposed pipeline and peak-shaving to be provided to BC Gas by BC Hydro. In April, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) voted down the $350 million Southern Crossing Pipeline paralleling the existing BC Gas mainline in southern British Columbia between Yahk and Oliver (see NGI April 13, 1998). BC Gas re-filed Friday with the BCUC and announced another shipper in addition to BC Hydro.
Major gas producers and marketers last week said they hadserious concerns about the auction concept raised by FERC in itsnotice of proposed rulemaking on short-term transportationcapacity, with some saying it would pose a logistical nightmare,threatening the reliability of the system and the seamless flow ofnatural gas.