Southern California Gas has scheduled April 10-14 and April 18-20 work on Line 225 that is expected to reduce total available border delivery capacity at Wheeler Ridge. During the April 10-14 period Wheeler Ridge capacity will be reduced by 200 MMcf/d, while storage capabilities will be cut by 75 MMcf/d (injection) and 250 MMcf/d (withdrawal). The April 18-20 maintenance will cause a loss of 740 MMcf/d at Wheeler Ridge, leaving an estimated shared capacity of 140 MMcf/d to be allocated among upstream pipelines Kern River/Mojave, Pacific Gas & Electric and Occidental, based on their respective scheduled quantities from two days prior to the start of the work. “Shippers will need to consider how they wish to serve their markets on the SoCalGas system,” the giant LDC said. The Kramer Junction delivery point will still be available, but shippers should understand that it may also become constrained if nominations from other upstream pipelines into the North Desert Transmission Zone (NDTZ), of which Kramer Junction is part, increase in response to SoCalGas’ maintenance, it added.
Citing “unseasonably low withdrawal nominations coupled with the current weather forecast,” Questar said it has determined that it will not be able to accept any injection nominations during the March 27-April 3 reservoir conditioning period in preparation for an April 4-18 test of its Clay Basin storage facility. The pipeline previously had said it would accept injection nominations as long as the customer’s transactions achieved an overall net withdrawal during that period (see Daily GPI, March 24).
Gulf South expects pigging maintenance on the 16-inch diameter Belle Isle line (Index 130-16) that will begin Wednesday to continue for about a week. It will require that the Belle Isle (Cabot Oil & Gas) and Burlington Resources 24-1 Well locations be shut in.
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