Trunkline LNG said Friday it had completed inspections of the Lake Charles, LA terminal and would accept sendout nominations for Saturday. While the terminal was capable of accepting new shipments, LNG vessels were still unable to transit the Calcasieu Ship Channel and Industrial Canal due to debris and restrictions imposed by the Coast Guard and other government agencies, Trunkline said.
Saying it anticipates that hurricane impact to Gulf Coast gas processing infrastructure may last several months, Tennessee encouraged producers Friday to begin considering alternate processing arrangements, including the installation of on-site processing equipment.
Northwest moved the beginning of a bottom hole pressure test at its Jackson Prairie Storage facility up to Oct. 1. The pipeline had previously told storage customers that such a move might be made from the originally planned test dates of Oct. 3-7 “if operationally feasible” (see Daily GPI, Sept. 16). No injections or withdrawals will be allowed during the testing; Northwest expects to begin accepting withdrawal nominations for the Oct. 7 gas day.
Gulf South said Friday it is again accepting nominations for processed gas at 32 locations behind the Terrebonne Processing Plant. Earlier in the week Gulf South had said it was unable to accept unprocessed gas at those points until the plant returned to service (see Daily GPI, Sept. 28).
Columbia Gulf said Friday it can resume accepting physical flow and nominations at Hardee-Wright meter, but all other stations upstream of that meter and the four Egan (LA) Measurement Stations should keep scheduled volumes at zero until further notice. Columbia Gulf said it is still evaluating the situation at Vermilion 245 and Pecan Island and will provide updates as they become available.
ANR expects damage inspections of its offshore and onshore facilities in the Southeast Gathering Area (SEGA) to continue at least through the middle of this week, weather permitting. The pipeline said it has determined that a majority of facilities on the eastern side of SEGA did not sustain any major damage and it will be able to allow production to begin flowing into “certain offshore lines” after the interconnects at individual platforms have been verified to be in good condition. It posted a list of points that were being allowed to resume flows effective immediately Friday; see the bulletin board for details. ANR said the only eastern SEGA lines and interconnects that were unavailable for service due to sustained damage were Green Canyon 237 and the 24-inch line from Vermilion 397 to Eugene Island 188, including connecting laterals. Inspections of the western side of SEGA continue and a complete assessment of any damage between West Cameron 167 and the onshore Grand Chenier (LA) Compressor Station, along with the Cameron Meadows/Lake Arthur Line, is still being compiled, ANR said. Thus it is not able to accept nominations upstream of the Lake Arthur and Grand Chenier stations until further notice, but is accepting nominations for receipt and delivery points downstream of Lake Arthur.
As of Friday the previously restricted Texas Gas-Lowry interconnect was back to normal capacity of 260,000 Dth/d, subject to confirmations, NGPL said. NGPL also said a gas quality problem has been reported at the Duke-Jim Hogg receipt point in Jim Hogg County, TX. NGPL said it was working closely with the point operator, but if the gas quality remained out of compliance with tariff specifications, “this point may become limited or unavailable effective gas day Saturday, Oct. 1.”
NOVA seeks proposals for the period purchase and sale of its linepack during the Nov. 1, 2005-Oct. 31, 2006 period. Proposal forms, available at the pipeline’s website, should be completed and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Oct. 15.
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