Northwest reminded shippers that as the end of its storage injection season (Sept. 30) nears, the pipeline’s flexibility “regarding banking or drafting is very restricted.” Both the Jackson Prairie storage facility and the Plymouth LNG facility are almost at full capacity, Northwest said. It noted that although it maintains storage space at Questar’s Clay Basin facility, Questar is allocating injections on a daily basis, “which limits Northwest’s ability to inject there as well.” Shippers were asked to “make every effort to keep nominated volumes in line with scheduled volumes in order to avoid banking or drafting.”

El Paso shut in Line 1200 between the Williams and Seligman Stations Wednesday night for unscheduled maintenance. The duration of the work is not known yet but could last several weeks, El Paso said. The outage reduces North Mainline capacity by 50 MMcf/d. Other maintenance already under way on the Window Rock Station’s 5A and 6B compressors was causing a 50 MMcf/d reduction, bringing the total North Mainline constraint to 100 MMcf/d.

Citing higher than normal linepack, NGPL said that effective Saturday through Monday, Line Pack Service and Interruptible Balancing Service will not be available systemwide for Parks/Banks or for paybacks of Loans/Takes. Loans/Takes and paybacks of Parks/Banks will be available.

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