Saying linepack had stabilized, El Paso canceled an Unauthorized Overpull Penalty alert Wednesday, one day after it had gone into effect. The pipeline also said it will take Line 1100 between the Eunice and Pecos River stations down for repairs June 26. Six interconnects will be unable to deliver into El Paso that day, and the total flow of gas through Eunice Station to the South Mainline will be limited to 245 MMcf/d. Plants upstream of Eunice and in the Monument area will compete for space with San Juan and Anadarko gas moving south from Plains Station.

NOVA said it must reduce target linepack due to increasing soil and ambient temperatures and to maintenance outages. It is seeking index-based unconditional tenders through Tuesday for the firm sale of about 200,000 gigajoules. Tenders may be submitted for all or some of the reduction, which will be accomplished through inventory transfers. The gas must be taken in more or less even increments over a period of up to five days starting on or about June 28, 2001. Call Darryn Rouillard at (403) 920-6341 for more information.

ANR plans to begin maintenance Monday at its Havensville Compressor Station that will run through Oct. 15 and reduce Southwest Mainline capacity by about 125 MMcf/d. However, based on current flow levels the impact of the work should be minimal, ANR said.

Westcoast is giving firm shippers on the Fort Nelson Mainline an opportunity to relocate their receipt points to mainline points upstream of Station N4 for the five-month period from Nov. 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002. It is taking bids for the re-sourcing service through 4 p.m. MDT July 4. See the bulletin board for details.

Due to unexpected difficulties in operating the Bisti Station’s #8 unit while the C-1 turbine at the Chaco Plant in northwestern New Mexico is out of service, flow from all wells in the GBISTI gathering system should remain shut in until turbine maintenance is complete, El Paso Field Services said. The C-1 turbine is expected to return to service June 29. Operators must contact Troy Chamberlain at (505) 564-4015, Corina Veloz at (505) 599-2357 or the Control Center at (505) 599-2334 before turning wells back on.

Due to temporary closing of the Sage Plaza building in Houston as a result of recent flooding, certain Duke Energy Gas Transmission employees have been temporarily relocated to the 5400 Westheimer Court building. In recognition of FERC’s Gas Marketing Affiliate Rules, “temporary locations have been assigned on secured floor space, all employees have been notified of the situation, and access to temporary locations is being controlled in accordance with the affiliate rules,” Duke said Tuesday. The relocation is expected to last about two weeks.

El Paso said Wednesday evening its Guadalupe Station turbine and the #3 turbine at Pecos River Station #3 turbine had tripped offline unexpectedly. The Guadalupe unit was returned to service quickly that evening, but attempts to restart the Pecos River unit have been unsuccessful. Capacity through Pecos River is limited to 840 MMcf/d until further notice.

Iroquois is taking bids through noon EDT July 9 in an open season for capacity in northeastern New York State under Rate Schedule RTS. Service would begin Aug. 1, 2003 from the Wright receipt point, the northernmost Iroquois interconnect with Tennessee, to the Athens meter station delivery point. Bidders may request whatever contract length they desire. The capacity potentially could be used to serve a 1,080 MW gas-fired power plant that PG&E National Energy Group (PG&E NEG) proposes to build in Athens, NY, an Iroquois spokeswoman noted. However, although PG&E NEG recently got final regulatory approval to proceed with the plant (see Daily GPI, June 4), construction is still being opposed by local residents.

Columbia Gulf said the tying-in of a new compressor unit installed at its Stanton (KY) Compressor Station will temporarily limit deliveries into affiliate Columbia Gas downstream of Stanton. The limit will be 1,400,000 Dth/d June 26-28, increasing to 1,625,000 Dth/d June 29-July 1. Normal operating levels are expected to resume July 2. Shippers were asked to be prepared to reduce nominations through the segment as necessary during the affected time period.

NGPL reported discovery of a gas quality problem at the Transok-Bryan receipt point in Bryan County, OK. NGPL is working with Transok to resolve the problem but said if it continues, NGPL may need to cut scheduled volumes at the point.

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