Gulf South said Monday it had confirmed and scheduled gas over the previous several days to be delivered into Florida Gas Transmission at the Arnaudville/St. Landry and Montpelier/St. Helena interconnects in South Louisiana. “Gulf South has had such gas available for delivery and Florida Gas has been confirming the nominations; however, Florida Gas has failed to take delivery of such gas,” Gulf South continued. “Effective immediately Gulf South will not confirm deliveries at the subject locations until further notice.” Under its tariff, the pipeline said, it is a customer’s responsibility to cause gas to be taken from Gulf South at the delivery points, adding that it will reevaluate conditions on a daily basis. Gulf South also said Monday it had completed pigging maintenance on its Burns Offshore Pipeline System segment (see Daily GPI, April 21).

In an update Tuesday on the force majeure that is keeping three platforms shut in on Matagorda Offshore Pipeline System (see Daily GPI, April 11), MOPS operator Northern Natural Gas said it has secured the services of a 200-foot dive vessel containing all the necessary equipment to make leak repairs. The vessel will be staffed for operation 24 hours a day, Northern said. The vessel is presently finishing another job and is scheduled to arrive on-site in mid-May to begin the repair process. Barring any weather delays, the repair process is estimated to require two to three weeks to complete, Northern said.

Questar plans line work for May 9-12 on its ML 68 segment between the Divide Creek and Greasewood compressor stations, during which the Rifle scheduling point will be reduced to 35,000 Dth/d and deliveries to TransColorado at the MAP 297 point will not be allowed. Eight receipt points will be potentially affected by these reductions, Questar said.

Iroquois is taking bids through June 2 for up to 13,115 Dth/d of capacity from the Waddington receipt point to the South Commack delivery point that becomes available Nov. 1, 2006; the minimum contract term is one year. Bids involving points other than Waddington and South Commack will not be accepted during the open season, Iroquois said, but the winning bidder may request changes after the capacity has been awarded. The capacity is subject to an existing shipper’s contractual right of first refusal, the pipeline added. Bid forms can be found at its website (

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