Westcoast postponed an in-line inspection tool run between Stations 4B and 5, previously set for Thursday (see Daily GPI, July 30) due to failure of a tool component. The pipeline has not yet scheduled a new date for the project but said it will not be before Aug. 6 at the earliest. Westcoast also said its Pine River Gas Plant had shut down around 7 p.m. local time Tuesday due to an electrical failure but as of 6 a.m. Wednesday was processing all available gas with the A and B trains fully online. “The last processing train is currently circulating, and will come online as gas is available in the gathering system,” it said.
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ConocoPhillips continues to strengthen the focus on its upstream operations, after announcing it will take a $1.3 billion charge in the fourth quarter to shutter a “substantial” number of refining and marketing operations.
ConocoPhillips continues to strengthen the focus on its upstream operations, after announcing it will take a $1.3 billion charge in the fourth quarter to shutter a “substantial” number of refining and marketing operations. Set to announce quarterly and year-end earnings later this month, the fourth quarter guidance offered on Wednesday is for the first full quarter of operations since Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Co. merged last year.
El Paso said its Line 1,200 outage between the Williams and Seligman stations continued yesterday, reducing the capacity of the North Mainline by 40 MMcf/d. The current outage at Dilkon B turbine is causing a reduction of an additional 35 MMcf/d, for a total 75 MMcf/d. A completion date for Dilkon B has not yet been determined. If you have operational or scheduling questions, call your scheduling representative at (719) 520-4706. The pipeline also was in the process of installing a new 10-foot section of pipe downstream of its Bondad station on Line 1218. Pigging found the section to be flawed and in need of replacement, an El Paso spokeswoman said. The line was taken out of service for emergency repairs Wednesday, reducing the capacity through Bondad Station by 190 MMcf/d. The reduction was effective through Thursday but the work is expected to be completed for Friday flows.
After analysis of anomalies discovered during its routine inspection program, NGPL has shut in its #1 line between Compressor Stations 301 and 302 in Segment 22. The #2 line is still flowing at a reduced pressure while repairs commence on the #1 line. Effective today until further notice, gas sourced out of the South Texas Zone for deliveries north or east into the Gulf Coast System will be restricted. AOR, IT and Secondary volumes will not be scheduled, while Primary services will be available at a reduced level.
Florida Gas Transmission rescheduled maintenance betweenStations 12 and 13 in northern Florida for April 1-2. The project,which will limit market area deliveries to about 1.15-1.25 Bcf/d,will replace 120 feet of 36-inch pipe under Highway 331. Itoriginally had been planned for last Christmas Day but waspostponed due to colder weather in the market area (see Daily GPI,Dec. 23, 1999).
Florida Gas Transmission postponed until further notice thereplacement of 120 feet of 36-inch pipe under High 331 betweenStations 12 and 13 in the Florida Panhandle, and also canceled theassociated Overage Alert Day east of Station 12. The project had beenscheduled for Thanksgiving Day (see Daily GPI, Nov. 16). FGT still planned to take Station14 down to tie in additional facilities but delayed the start date byone day to Saturday (Nov. 27). That outage is expected to lastthrough Dec. 1 and limits market area deliveries to about 1.3Bcf/d. However, FGT removed the Overage Alert Day notice that waspreviously posted for the work.
Florida Gas Transmission has filed an application with FERC toupgrade two compressor stations in order to add 80,000 MMBtu/d ofmainline firm transportation capacity on the Western Division ofthe pipeline for service to Alabama Electric Cooperative, which hassigned a 12-year contract for the entire amount. FGT requested itbe granted authorization to begin construction and operation of the$6.9 million expansion on Nov. 1, 2000. It would receive the gasfrom its Destin Pipeline interconnect and transport it 90 miles toAEC’s existing meter station yard in Alabama. FGT plans to add4,800 hp of compression at two units at station 11A. It isproposing to charge negotiated rates for the service to AEC, andsaid it expects to be “fully reimbursed for the cost of thefacilities.” The pipeline told FERC, “under the Commission’s Sept.15, 1999 ‘Statement of Policy’ concerning natural gas pipelinefacilities, this proposal meets the criteria for rolled-inpricing.”