Southwest Gas issued a Hold Burn to Scheduled Quantities notice, effective Monday, due to a low-linepack Alert Day that was declared by upstream pipeline Transwestern that afternoon (see Daily GPI, Dec. 6a). Southwest said it did not plan on flowing any gas from Transwestern for Monday’s gas day and therefore did not declare an OFO, but would issue an OFO “should this situation change.”
Transco declared a force majeure event Tuesday resulting from a Saturday rupture on its mainline “C” in a rural area near Sweetwater, AL (see Daily GPI, Dec. 6b). The affected line is one of five parallel mainlines in the area, Transco said, adding that a short section of mainline B will be included in the repair plans that are being developed. Although no timeline for completing work on mainline C has been established yet, Transco said it anticipates returning the affected segment of mainline B to service within a week to 10 days. No reduction in firm entitlements is expected, although the pipeline had said Monday that interruptible transportation, including secondary firm, would be limited at several locations.
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