Florida Gas Transmission extended an Overage Alert Day notice through at least Friday and tightened the tolerance for negative daily imbalances from 35% to 20%.
Effective with the start of Saturday’s gas day, the Egan (LA) Hub storage facility will no longer confirm injection nominations from its ANR interconnect until further notice due to gas quality issues, said Egan operator Duke Energy. Withdrawal nominations will continue to be confirmed.
Southern Natural Gas canceled Friday a force majeure declared Aug. 28 for the Tenn-Toca interconnect with Tennessee in southeast Louisiana, saying repairs had been completed and it could start accepting nominations at that receipt point effective immediately. Southern also noted that it had completed sufficient repairs at its Toca Compressor Station to allow nominations at 13 receipt points (see bulletin board for list). “Prior to Hurricane Katrina, scheduled supply at these 13 points was about 200 MMcf/d,” Southern said. “For the current gas day [Friday], scheduled supply at these points totals about 40 MMcf/d.”
TransCanada declared force majeure late Thursday afternoon due to slope movement upstream of the L’Assomption River on Trans Quebec and Maritimes (TQM) and the resulting instability of the pipeline right-of-way, along with the planned isolation of several valves in the area. TransCanada is the operator and 50% owner of TQM. This would affect TransCanada deliveries to East Hereford and GMi EDA starting last Friday, the pipeline said.
ANR reported being informed by the owners and/or operators of processing plants that serve its Southeast Area that based on their current analysis of processing economics for November, “most will not process gas absent the issuance of a gas quality requirement by ANR.” Thus the pipeline is establishing a hydrocarbon dew point limit of 25 degrees F. for Nov. 1-30 receipts into the Southeast Area. The action is similar to one announced earlier for ANR’s Southwest Area (see Daily GPI, Oct. 21).
ANR also noted that work continues on offshore and onshore facilities in its Southeast Gathering Area (SEGA) to repair damage from Hurricane Rita. However, it posted a lengthy list Friday of lines and interconnects on the Eastern SEGA System that it was returning to service effective immediately; see the bulletin board for details on those points and on others that remain unavailable. In addition to the available production platforms listed, ANR said it will also accept nominations for receipt and delivery points downstream of the Patterson (LA) Compressor Station, but due to production losses caused by Rita, there is insufficient gas to operate the station. As a result, pressures between the Patterson and Eunice stations will be significantly lower than normal.
Citing hurricane-caused supply losses, Texas Eastern said it “continues to examine ways to assist its shippers in preparing for the coming winter season by working to provide access to additional supplies to the system.” Effective this Monday, Texas Eastern will begin taking nominations for receipts at its West Louisiana zone interconnect with Trunkline in Beauregard Parish. Volumes of up to 100,000 Dth/d are potentially available at the meter, Texas Eastern said.
The Guadalupe Station turbine has developed a regenerator leak, El Paso said. It planned to take the station down Sunday and Monday (Oct. 23-24) for repairs, reducing capacity of the South Mainline by 160 MMcf/d.
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