Saying its Washington Ranch storage facility was experiencing maximum withdrawals, El Paso declared an Unauthorized Overpull Penalty situation Tuesday. The pipeline said it would limit scheduled volumes at underperforming interconnects to insure system integrity.

As it had cautioned might be necessary, Florida Gas Transmission told market-area customers that an Overage Alert Day notice had been declared Tuesday. The OAD carried a 20% tolerance for negative daily imbalances.

Indicating that linepack was falling to undesirably low levels, NOVA changed its imbalance tolerance to 0/+4 at the start of Tuesday’s gas day.

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