Transportation Notes

North Mainline capacity on El Paso is down by 300 MMcf/d throughOct. 29 due to an overhaul of the Williams (AZ) “C” turbine thatwas set to begin Sunday (Oct. 10).

October 11, 1999

Transportation Notes

El Paso will take the Gallup (NM) Station’s B turbine down forsix hours today to calibrate fuel controls. Capacity out of SanJuan Basin will be reduced by 80 MMcf/d for today’s gas day only.

July 21, 1999

Transportation Notes

El Paso found unexpected damage in its inspection of the WhiteRock No. 2 turbine. The unit remained down through Friday, cuttingSan Juan Basin capacity by 200 MMcf/d. The pipeline expected tocomplete repairs by late Friday afternoon, but said because itcould not raise San Juan capacity until the unit could be tested,the constraint would remain in effect for Cycles 1 and 2 ofSaturday’s gas day.

July 19, 1999

Transportation Notes

Algonquin has completed turbine replacement at the Burrillville(RI) Compressor Station. However, April 30-May 5 work on the30-inch mainline will limit Burrillville throughput to 400,000Dth/d, the pipeline said.

April 29, 1999

Transportation Notes

April 26-30 turbine modification at Transwestern’s BloomfieldStation on the San Juan Lateral will cut 25,000 MMBtu/d of Ignacio(CO) to Blanco (NM) capacity.

April 16, 1999

Transportation Notes

El Paso said Friday its Waha (TX) GE turbine is off-line againdue to a failed coupling on the field gas compressor. If expeditedtemporary repairs over the weekend prove successful, the pipelinesaid, the unit is expected to return to service around Wednesday.Otherwise, a new coupling will be available around April 6; anothershutdown would be required for its installation. The IMLWAHA pointis limited to 65 MMcf/d during the outage.

March 29, 1999

DOE Research Budget Targets Turbines, Fuel Cells

Advanced turbine systems (ATS), including microturbines, andfuel cells, took the top dollars in the Department of Energyresearch, development and demonstration budget for FY99, accordingto a budget assessment by the American Gas Association. Overall,AGA estimated DOE’s research funding for natural gas set a newrecord at $246 million. That’s up from the $209 million in thisyear’s budget.

October 29, 1998
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