Warning

Transportation Notes

After warning market-area customers of a potential Overage Alert Day in the previous couple of days, Florida Gas Transmission issued one Friday with a 20% tolerance for negative daily imbalances.

July 18, 2011

Transportation Notes

Tennessee lifted Monday a systemwide Imbalance Warning that had been implemented two days earlier.

April 19, 2011

Transportation Notes

Westcoast ended Wednesday a systemwide high-linepack OFO that had been implemented on the previous Thursday.

March 31, 2011

Transportation Notes

Tennessee lifted Friday an Imbalance Warning for Zones 5 and 6, but asked customers to stay in balance.

March 28, 2011

Transportation Notes

Citing lower linepack and its limited operational flexibility to manage market-area imbalances, Tennessee declared an Imbalance Warning in downstream Zones 5 and 6 Thursday. It requires all delivery point operators to keep actual daily takes out of the system equal to or less than scheduled quantities, and all receipt point operators to keep actual daily receipts into the system equal to or greater than scheduled quantities. Both conditions apply regardless of cumulative imbalance positions.

March 4, 2011

Industry Brief

New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission (PRC) on Tuesday issued a warning to natural gas consumers about scam artists who have misrepresented themselves as New Mexico Gas Co. representatives offering to restore utility service for a fee. New Mexico was caught in the extreme cold gripping the Southwest earlier this month, causing well freeze-offs and compressor failures due to power outages (see Daily GPI, Feb. 7). As a result, gas deliveries were curtailed to thousands of customers in New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California supplied through El Paso Natural Gas and Transwestern Pipeline. In New Mexico, where 24,000 customers had their gas services cut off, the PRC commissioners reported that scam artists emerged in the Espanola, NM, area. “Sadly, some unsavory individuals use emergency situations like this recent storm to prey on unsuspecting consumers,” said PRC Vice Chairman Jerome Block, who urged gas consumers to contact local law enforcement authorities if they are approached by someone trying to restore gas service for a fee. The PRC said most gas service had been restored in the Taos area, but outages remained in the Espanola area.

February 11, 2011

Transportation Notes

MRT said it will lift Thursday the cold weather System Protection Warning that it implemented Jan. 19 for northbound volumes.

January 27, 2011

Quebec Officials Question Safety of Shale Drilling

After months of extolling the potential of the Utica Shale to bring jobs and revenue to Quebec, provincial officials on Friday changed course, warning that natural gas development may not be allowed to proceed.

January 24, 2011

Quebec Officials Question Safety of Shale Drilling

After months of extolling the potential of the Utica Shale to bring jobs and revenue to Quebec, provincial officials on Friday changed course, warning that natural gas development may not be allowed to proceed.

January 24, 2011

Transportation Notes

Citing cold forecasts, MRT issued a System Protection Warning (SPW) effective Wednesday for all northbound volumes; see the bulletin board for SPW conditions.

January 19, 2011