Northwest said it lifted a Declared Entitlement Period forovertakes Friday “at the earliest date possible to minimize theimpacts to its customers.” The entitlement had been in effect sinceearly October (see Daily GPI, Oct. 9,2000) and was modified at times since then. The pipeline addedthat “while the operational threat is currently under control,Northwest will continue to monitor the system for unfavorableconditions and will immediately entitle the system, includingweekends, if necessary.” Realignment and must-flow OFOs were canceledby Northwest earlier last week (see Daily GPI, Jan. 4).

Reliant canceled Thursday a Critical Period alert restrictingservices in several segments (see Daily GPI, Dec. 19, 2000) and an OFO requiring certainshippers to provide “no notice” supplies at the TGT-Helena andCarthage points.

MRT lifted Thursday a System Protection Warning that had takeneffect Dec. 16 (see Daily GPI, Dec. 19,2000).

NOVA restored imbalance tolerances to the normal +10%/-10% rangeFriday.

Transco will hold an informal settlement conference Friday inWashington, DC, to discuss issues related to its 1Line, Order 637and Order 587-L FERC filings. Call Estee Larson at (713) 215-3484or send e-mail to if you plan onattending.

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