Northwest resumed accepting physical receipts Tuesday from the ClayBasin storage facility after having rejected them for Monday’s gasday. In a late Friday afternoon bulletin board posting, the pipelinesaid that due to an “inordinate amount” of liquid hydrocarbons stillbeing received from the Questar Pipeline-operated facility (see DailyGPI, Feb. 14), Northwest’s ability tomeet obigations for deliveries to downstream pipeline interconnects ormarkets was in jeopardy. Although no physical Clay Basin receipts wereallowed Monday, Questar and Pipeline agreed to limit non-physicalnominations to 80,000 Dth/d until further notice “subject toavailability of offsetting physical balancing receipts at anotherlocation” south of the Kemmerer (WY) Station. On Monday Northwestfield operation crews were able to complete removal of the condensateliquids that had built up at the Green River (WY), where afilter/separator previously was being overwhelmed by the liquids. Thatallowed Tuesday’s resumption of physical receipts, Northwest said, butshould liquids again start accumulating at unacceptable levels, itwill shut in Clay Basin receipts on 24 hours’ notice. Unlike what wasreported in the Feb. 14 Daily GPI, this time the notice could beissued on a weekend, Northwest said.

Due to maintenance, Florida Gas Transmission will accept novolumes today and Thursday at Zone 2’s LRC Napoleonville (receipt)or Acadian Assumption (receipt and delivery) interconnects inAssumption Parish, LA. Compressor maintenance at Zone 1’s Station 4(Bay City, TX) will limit overall receipts from MOPS, MagnetWithers, Valero Nueces and Tejas Calhoun County to 190,000 MMbtu/dtoday through Friday.

PG&E Gas Transmission-Northwest will shut down Station 7(Starbuck, WA) and a portion of the mainline Thursday to repair astation valve. Capacity will be limited to about 2,340 MMcf/d atKingsgate and to 2,120 MMcf/d at Station 7 that day.

Maintenance at El Paso’s Washington Ranch Storage Facility hasmade it unavailable for injections until approximately Friday, whenit will be at half-capacity. Full injection capability is notexpected to return until March 3. Since this degree of operationalflexibility has been lost, El Paso said, “it is critical” thatshippers schedule volumes carefully to avoid underpulls. Custodylimits will be imposed on delivery points if necessary, thepipeline said.

Due to required withdrawals at west side storage facilities, asof Saturday Reliant has not been scheduling any IT or Secondaryreceipts west of Amber Station (Grady County, OK) until furthernotice.

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