NGPL took scheduled volumes at the Torch-High Island 71 platform to zero for today’s gas day after a leak was reported on pipeline facilities there. The platform is offshore Texas in the Texok Zone-Gulf Coast. Developments will be updated on NGPL’s bulletin board.

Sonat reported testing and confirming the operational integrity of a second compressor unit at its Muldon (MS) Storage Facility. The available Maximum Daily Injection Quantity percentage is being raised from 57% to 79% today with the unit’s return to service. The unrepairable third compressor is expected to be replaced by April 2002 (see Daily GPI, Oct. 18).

El Paso said the #2 turbine at Dutch Flat Station will be down today and Thursday, reducing Havasu Crossover capacity by 35 MMcf/d. Dimmitt Station will be down Dec. 11, reducing capacity through Dimmitt north on the Dumas Line by 110 MMcf/d. However, based on recent market demand, this should not cause any cuts to scheduled volumes, El Paso said. The pipeline amended a notice of a Dec. 8 Line 3162 outage (see Daily GPI, Dec. 4) to say the IDELHIWA interconnect must be shut in that day.

Effective Jan. 1, 2002, the commercial and administrative functions of Destin Pipeline, currently performed by Shell Gas Transmission, will be assumed by BP Pipelines. To ensure as seamless a transition as possible, BP Pipelines has elected to continue using Altra pipeline software for making nominations, generating reports, scheduling, confirmations and transportation/imbalance invoicing. GISB nomination and confirmation cycle protocols also will continue to be used. See the Destin bulletin board for details and contact information.

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