Florida Gas Transmission ended its latest Overage Alert Day Tuesday after it had been in effect Saturday through Monday.

Southern declared a force majeure Monday as it investigates a section of pipe at the Main Pass 144 platform. To complete the investigation, the Main Pass 144, 133 and 123 receipt points were shut in effective with Timely nominations Tuesday, the pipeline said, adding that combined flow from these points prior to shut-in was approximately 35 MMcf/d. Also, Southern said it had shut in the Main Pass 296C receipt point effective with Tuesday’s Evening Cycle nomination.

El Paso clarified that a unit outage at the Bondad Station was due to unplanned maintenance and not because of a supply shortage as reported in an earlier notice. This resulted in a reduction of station capacity from 745.5 MMcf to 655.5 MMcf in Intraday 1 nominations for Tuesday’s flow day.

Beginning Thursday Columbia Gas (TCO) will take a section of Line 1804 just west of the Gettysburg (PA) Compressor Station out of service for replacement due to a Department of Transportation class change. Because this outage is in an unlooped section of Line 1804, the capacity loss is significant at more than 525,000 Dth/d, the pipeline said. The outage has been scheduled for a time when it is not expected to impact primary firm transportation service, TCO said, but nonfirm capacity to eastern markets from western receipt points will be constrained. As a result, TCO will impose a zero nonfirm capacity restriction across internal constraints at Artemas, PA, and Rutledge, MD. The restriction is anticipated to be in effect through Sept. 16. See the bulletin board for other impact details.

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