El Paso warned shippers of a potential Strained Operating Condition (SOC) being declared due to high linepack caused by actual takes below scheduled deliveries and supply basin receipts in excess of scheduled volumes. The Washington Range storage facility is in maximum injection mode, El Paso said, and it has contacted two points about their actual takes versus scheduled volumes and the possibility of them being subjected to a location-specific SOC.
Transwestern reported that during a verification dig in Section 2 of the mainline based on in-line inspection analysis, it discovered a pipe anomaly that will require more extensive repairs than the planned maintenance. While declaring a force majeure event, Transwestern reduced Ash Fork West capacity from 1,050,000 MMBtu/d to 900,000 MMBtu/d for the gas days of Friday through Sunday. It said the reduction will remain in effect through Thursday this week; then in a return to normal service Ash Fork West will be restored to its original capacity of 1,225,000 MMBtu/d.
Due to discovery of two anomalies during a smart pig run on Line 100 of its East Lateral System east of Centerville, LA, Columbia Gulf will reduce the Atchafalaya internal constraint capacity downstream of Houma (LA) Compressor Station effective Monday. The reduced capacity should last four days while repairs are being made, Columbia Gulf said, and will be based on a temporary pressure cut to 655 psig. No impact to downstream firm deliveries is expected, but nonfirm meters ANR/Paterson and Crosstex/Gibson will be shut in.
Trunkline said Friday it had completed scheduled maintenance on its Texas System, allowing the resumption of nominations at nine meters for Saturday’s gas day.
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