Williams Field Services (WFS) reported postponing emergency maintenance on the Turbo Expander Plant (TXP) 3 unit at its Opal Plant in Wyoming that had been scheduled for Thursday and Friday (a previous posting had said the maintenance would be on TXP 5). A new date for the work, which was expected to reduce plant processing capacity by an estimated 250 MMcf/d, will be communicated when it becomes available, WFS said.

Northwest said it will place the Plymouth Compressor Station looping project into service Friday, which will provide an additional 10,000 Dth/d of firm capacity between Northwest’s Stanfield interconnect with Gas Transmission Northwest and Plymouth. Following a pre-arranged offer for competitive bids over seven days in April with a path from the Stanfield receipt point to the Nine Mile Falls delivery point (combining the new capacity to be created by the project with existing available capacity on Northwest’s Spokane Lateral), the capacity was awarded to IGI Resources for a 10-year term.

Rockies Express (REX) said the pilot hole for its horizontal direction drill (HDD) at the Deer Creek Crossing between Lebanon and Clarington in Ohio is complete. However, remaining work on the HDD will not be complete by Nov. 1 as previously hoped, so service to Clarington will not be available then, REX said. The pipeline had warned last week that such a delay might be possible (see Daily GPI, Oct. 13). Except for the Deer Creek Crossing, the segment of REX-East from Lebanon to Clarington is mechanically complete, REX said, and purging and packing of applicable sections have commenced. It expects to complete the crossing and begin service to Clarington “sometime during the month of November at full contracted capacity.”

The Louisiana Highway 147 receipt point has been shut in due to a gas quality issue, Southern Natural Gas said. Nominations there were taken to zero until further notice effective with Evening cycle nominations for Thursday’s gas day.

In anticipation of increased production on its system, Sea Robin Pipeline said it “will possibly be running” the Erath Compressor Station in South Louisiana starting Friday (see Daily GPI, Oct. 1). Nominations to the higher-pressure delivery points downstream of Erath were being accepted, Sea Robin said, and this will continue as long as nominations remain at or above 325,000 Dth/d downstream of the station. “Final scheduling of Sea Robin activity will depend on total nominations meeting the minimum threshold for the Erath compressors to run,” it added.

Reporting that it expected to complete valve replacements on the 30-inch diameter North Markham Lateral late Thursday night, Transco said it was removing the associated 125,000 Dth/d restriction affecting two meters and began accepting nomination for the two points effective with the Evening cycle for Friday’s gas day. Transco also said it was postponing line lowering work on the 14-inch diameter North Markham Lateral until 2010 and will post an update once the project has been rescheduled.

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