Wyoming Interstate Gas Co. and Colorado Interstate Gas Co. declared a Force Majeure due to third party damage of the WIC pipeline just west of the CIG/WIC Cheyenne compressor station (see related story). All transport volumes on WIC through Laramie Station have been shut in and will be scheduled to zero until further notice. Transportation through the Medicine Bow lateral will not be affected. CIG has 246 MMcf/d of capacity on the WIC system and that volume along with all other WIC volumes moving through Laramie WIC station is being affected.

Northwest Pipeline said that it is concerned that the WIC rupture in Wyoming will result in increased nomination requests northbound through Northwest’s Kemmerer compressor station, which is at capacity. In addition, Northwest said wet construction conditions in the Pacific Northwest are hindering its efforts to restore its pipeline capacity near Castle Rock, WA. Current estimates indicate that a temporary bypass line will be placed in service Wednesday afternoon. Until it is able to restore this capacity, Northwest will be unable to provide customers with the flexibility to draft its system between the Kemmerer compressor station and the Castle Rock delivery point facility. As a result, effective for gas day Tuesday and until further notice, Northwest declared a Stage III (13%) unauthorized overrun entitlement for all customers north of the Kemmerer station and south of Castle Rock. Due to Northwest’s limited ability to deliver gas southbound past Castle Rock or northbound through Kemmerer, it is requesting that its customers assist with the entitlement by scheduling additional supplies from either Starr Road or Stanfield as necessary to avoid drafting.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline said it is experiencing high line pack in the Texas (Zone 0) area and does not have the ability to absorb imbalances caused by over deliveries into the system or under-takes from the system by delivery point operators with meters located in Zone 0. It requests that shippers match physical flow with scheduled quantities to avoid the necessity of issuing an operational flow order.

El Paso Natural Gas said maintenance on its North Mainline will cut transportation capacity by varying amounts through the end of the month with the largest reduction of 235 MMcf/d occuring on Nov. 16.

Southern Natural said it had 54.9 Bcf of working gas in storage on Nov. 9. Storage was at 92% of capacity.

Columbia Gulf Transmission completed repairs on the Bluewater West Leg between Vermillion 245 and Pecan Island and started excepting nominations at about 24 production meters.

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