Pacific Gas & Electric extended a low-inventory Stage 1 OFO(see Daily GPI, Sept. 1) through today. Penalties were unchanged,but the negative imbalance tolerance was tightened to 5%.
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Williams will abandon service Sept. 1 on its Pampa Line(designated as Line Segment 470), which runs from Hemphill County,TX to the Alva Compressor Station in Woods County, OK. As of Sept.1 Williams will not confirm nominations at any of 10 Pampa Linereceipt points. Point operators must either find other outlets fortheir gas or shut it in, Williams said. Shippers currentlytransporting from those points must replace the gas with othersupplies. The Hobart Ranch and South Bishop receipt points and theArnett and Irrigation delivery points, once connected to Pampa,have been moved to the Canadian-Blackwell Line (LS 458) and canstill be nominated on Williams.
Fearing a weekend threat to system integrity from oversupply,Sonat implemented an OFO Type 6 effective Saturday (July 25) untilfurther notice. The OFO carries tiered penalties of up to $15/dthfor positive imbalances exceeding 8% of allocated deliveries.
Mojave Pipeline will shut in its Mt. Poso delivery point foreight hours July 28 to modify piping. El Paso’s Monument B Plantwill be down eight hours on July 29 for piping repairs. TheIWARMONU interconnect will be completely shut in while ITEXNEUNwill be limited to 35 MMcf/d.
PG&E Gas Transmission-Northwest reported Tuesday it hadcompleted unscheduled maintenance on Unit C at Station 7 (see DailyGPI, June 24-26). Throughput capabilities returned to 2,500 MMcf/dat Kingsgate, 2,375 MMcf/d at Station 8 and 1,900 MMcf/d at Station14.
South Jersey Gas received approval from the New Jersey Board ofPublic Utilities to expand its residential transportation programallowing 12,500 more customers to select an independent natural gasmarketer. “Last year, 13,000 customers tested the uncharted watersof deregulation by signing up with an independent marketer,” saidCharles Biscieglia, president of South Jersey. “Finding ways tohelp our customers reduce energy costs is important to us andanything we can do to create a potential for savings is a positivestep.” Enrollment for the expanded program closes July 31, 1999.South Jersey serves 260,000 residential, commercial and industrialcustomers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and significantportions of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties.
Constraints will be minor today at the Opal (WY) processingplant as Williams Field Services begins testing and maintenance.But at least half of the plant’s current 540 MMcf/d activity willbe off the market Tuesday as the plant is shut down for 12 hours.Reductions June 17-24 will be about 75 MMcf/d.