Columbia Gas said Tuesday that until further notice there is zero nonfirm receipt capacity for gas entering lines BM-39 in Martin County, KY; BM-19 in Lawrence County, KY, and Wayne County, WV; and PM-117 in Martin County, KY, and any pipelines feeding into these lines. This is for the purpose of making capacity available for firm services, Columbia said. See the bulletin board for a list of affected meters.

The Sea Robin Gas Processing Plant operated by Hess Corp. was taken down for up to 48 hours of maintenance at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The plant will continue to dehydrate during the outage, Sea Robin Pipeline said, but Plant Thermal Reduction nominations must be reduced to zero. Citing gas quality issues, Columbia Gulf said it will accept nominations only up to 100,000 Dth/d at the Sea Robin meter station effective Wednesday until further notice.

Questar and Northwest agreed to reduce the volume available to the Northwest side of Questar’s Clay Basin storage facility to 180,000 Dth/d effective with Timely cycle nominations for Wednesday’s gas day. Both pipelines will continue to work together to maximize the volume of gas available to the Northwest side, Questar said.

Effective Wednesday Northwest will further increase the capacity used to calculate OFOs through the Kemmerer (WY) Compressor Station to 690,000 Dth/d because Northwest’s operational capacity through Kemmerer exceeds its design capacity and because Northwest’s storage is adequate. “However, Northwest’s storage flexibility to accommodate off-system balancing north of Kemmerer remains somewhat constrained,” the pipeline said. “Therefore, it is still of great importance that customers do not draft the system so that Northwest’s storage balancing account remains stable and our ability to mitigate OFOs is maintained.”

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