Researchers Differ Over Shale’s Impact on Ohio Housing

Researchers commissioned by state government agencies have offered differing opinions over whether a housing shortage is on the horizon in eastern Ohio, where development is ramping up in the state’s portions of the Marcellus and Utica shales.

July 9, 2013

Transportation Notes

After warning Thursday that one might become necessary, El Paso on Friday declared a systemwide Strained Operating Condition due to high linepack. The tolerance for positive daily imbalances was set at 10%.

January 3, 2012

Transportation Notes

El Paso warned of possibly needing to declare a Strained Operating Condition, citing high linepack due to actual delivery takes being below scheduled quantities and receipts from supply basins in excess of scheduled volumes. The Washington Ranch storage facility is making maximum injections, El Paso said. It encouraged delivery point operators to take gas according to their scheduled quantities and receipt point operators to reduce and/or maintain deliveries into the system at their scheduled rates. Additionally, imbalance paybacks to the system will not be accepted as long as the high-linepack condition remains.

December 30, 2011

Transportation Notes

El Paso warned shippers of a potential Strained Operating Condition (SOC) being declared due to high linepack caused by actual takes below scheduled deliveries and supply basin receipts in excess of scheduled volumes. The Washington Range storage facility is in maximum injection mode, El Paso said, and it has contacted two points about their actual takes versus scheduled volumes and the possibility of them being subjected to a location-specific SOC.

November 14, 2011

Transportation Notes

CIG canceled Wednesday a Strained Operating Condition (SOC) that had been declared Sept. 23 due to high storage inventory levels at that point in the injection season. See the bulletin board for service changes that went into effect upon the ending of the SOC.

October 20, 2011

California Regulators, PG&E Bicker Over Pipeline Safety

Relations are increasingly strained between the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) after coming to a head Tuesday over the utility’s latest plans to verify operating pressures for hundreds of miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in highly populated areas.

April 29, 2011

Transportation Notes

El Paso lifted Tuesday a declaration of a Strained Operating Condition for high linepack that had been issued Sunday. “Performance in the supply areas has improved and customer response has been sufficient to decrease…linepack to acceptable levels,” the pipeline said. It added that it also was ending a suspension of Interruptible Storage Service.

February 9, 2011

Transportation Notes

CIG declared a Strained Operating Condition (SOC) effective Monday until further notice. Service area forecasts indicate subzero temperatures, CIG said, “resulting in planned maximum withdrawals from storage.” See the bulletin board for details on SOC conditions.

February 1, 2011

Transportation Notes

Tennessee lifted Sunday a systemwide OFO Action Alert that it had implemented Saturday to control positive imbalances.

September 14, 2010

Transportation Notes

El Paso canceled a warning Thursday of a possible Strained Operating Condition because of system drafting, saying customer response was sufficient to increase its linepack to acceptable levels.

August 13, 2010
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