Questar said Friday it was unable to deliver to TransColorado at their Greasewood interconnect due to mechanical problems associated with the processing facility at this location. The problems were expected to be corrected by Monday, Questar said, but it was not accepting Greasewood nominations for the gas days of Saturday and Sunday. “Questar is doing everything possible to have this delivery available for the Southern System line work” that begins Monday (see Daily GPI, Aug. 10), the pipeline said.

Northwest said Thursday afternoon it must complete some unplanned maintenance at the Chehalis (WA) Compressor Station, and that on-site personnel were completing investigatory inspections on the unit in an effort to determine the extent of the work required. “While unlikely, work could potentially require up to a week to complete,” the pipeline said, but more realistically it projected the work to last one to three days. Northwest said it would provide an update on the work by Saturday morning (Aug. 13). During the maintenance, Northwest is reducing Chehalis throughput to 630,000 Dth/d, and just south of Chehalis and Jackson Prairie storage to 565,000 Dth/d. Timely cycle nominations for Friday were less than those amounts, so no transportation was expected to be affected if gas flow through this corridor remained at these approximate levels.

Florida Gas Transmission extended an Overage Alert Day notice for its market area into its third day Friday, and further tightened the tolerance for negative daily imbalances from 20% to 10%.

Transco will conduct integrity testing on facilities downstream of Station 50 near Eunice, LA from Aug. 23 through Sept. 10. In conjunction with this outage, it will perform maintenance at Station 50. Flows through the station will be limited to 1,500,000 Dth/d during this period, and Transco will not provide any Park or Loan Payback services upstream of Station 50.

El Paso noted that on Dec. 20, 2004, FERC approved its Offer of Settlement [RP04-251-000 and RP04-248-000], and as part of the settlement, El Paso would establish paths and assign them to shippers’ contracts. It further noted that it has provided information to shippers detailing the assignment of system path rights from receipt points to delivery points to their contracts. Starting Monday and ending at 5 p.m. MDT Aug. 31, the pipeline will accept requests to trade firm transportation path rights with another shipper with the same receipt and delivery points. See the bulletin board for details.

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