Northern Natural Gas declared force majeure at its Hugoton (KS) Compressor Station as a result of tornado damage Thursday night. The entire station was shut down, affecting about 50,000 MMBtu/d at the Hugoton N&S, Stevens County #4 and Stevens County #6 points. NNG estimated that a return to service would occur “sometime in the p.m.” Saturday (May 17).

Northwest resumed accepting nominations at the Questar Crossover 16 receipt point for Friday’s intraday cycle after saying the point’s gas quality had been tested and now conforms with pipeline tariff standards. The point was shut in Wednesday due to out-of-spec receipts (see Daily GPI, May 15).

Northwest also said Friday it wants to buy about 450,000 dekatherms to be used from May through October as “cushion gas and linepack for several expansion projects.” No specific bidding period was designated, with the pipeline saying it will try to acquire the gas “on an ongoing basis throughout the acquisition period until the needed quantity has been fulfilled.” Bids must be at fixed prices and available for delivery at any valid Northwest receipt point “based upon price and operational conditions.” Call (801) 584-6880 for more information, or see the bulletin board for details.

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