Westcoast ended Thursday an OFO that had been implemented two days earlier due to excessively low linepack.

Enbridge (U.S.) lifted a force majeure Wednesday night on its Manta Ray Offshore Gathering system and said shippers could nominate from seven receipt points to two delivery points. However, all other receipt points are unavailable until further notice due to ongoing hurricane damage assessments and repairs, Enbridge said. Five other delivery points also remained unavailable. Enbridge also lifted a force majeure for Nautilus Pipeline and was accepting nominations at all receipt point to two delivery locations. The Garden Banks pipeline facilities are ready to return to service but remain shut in due to the lack of downstream outlets for condensate, Enbridge said. Stingray Pipeline and Enbridge Offshore Pipelines (UTOS) remain under force majeure and are not accepting nominations, it added.

Southern Natural Gas said only six receipt points that were flowing into its system prior to hurricanes Gustav and Ike were still not flowing as of Thursday. Those points, whose production was about 62,000 Dth/d prior to the hurricanes, sustained damage to third-party facilities that interconnect with Southern’s facilities. Their return to service dates are dependent upon third parties completing repairs, Southern said.

Tennessee approved for immediate flows Wednesday all production attached to the northern segment of its 26-inch diameter East Leg of the Bluewater System from Ship Shoal 112 to Tennessee’s Cocodrie (LA) Separation and Dehydration facility. The approval affected seven meters.

Gulf South began an estimated five days of scheduled pigging maintenance Thursday on Index 266 (Carthage-Sterlington 20-inch and 24-inch diameter lines) from Carthage, TX, to Sterlington, LA. Capacity out of East Texas could be reduced up to 125,000 Dth/d during this period, Gulf South said.

Questar will perform required Department of Transportation-required testing and preventive maintenance on all three units at its Oak Spring Compressor Station in the first three days of October. To facilitate the work, capacity of the ML 104 segment will be reduced to 400,000 Dth/d on Oct. 1, 290,000 Dth/d on Oct. 2 and zero on Oct. 3. ML 104 capacity will return to normal on Oct. 4. Questar summarized the work as follows: #1 will be off-line on Oct. 1; #2 will be off-line on Oct. 2; and all three units will be off-line on Oct. 3 for #3 work and station electrical work. The pipeline has also scheduled a Thistle Creek water wash and Blind Canyon valve repair for Oct. 3.

Transwestern has slated maintenance for Oct. 7-10 at Compressor Station 4 in Klagetoh, AZ. The outage will reduce Thoreau West System capacity from 1,210,000 MMBtu/d to approximately 1,050,000 MMBtu/d. Capacity will return to normal Oct. 11, Transwestern said.

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