Noting it had advised shippers earlier in the week about high linepack problems due to overproduction, reduced demand and limited storage injection capacity, Tennessee said Wednesday a systemwide OFO Balancing Alert will take effect with today’s gas day. Positive daily imbalances that exceed 2% (or 500 dekatherms, whichever is greater) over nominated volumes will be charged $15 plus an index price for each dekatherm outside of the designated tolerance. Penalties will not apply to negative imbalances. The OFO is expected to remain in effect until testing of the Bear Creek Storage Field is completed May 1. Tennessee also said that based on current and anticipated future conditions, its ban on 500 Leg receipts with a dew point higher than 20 degrees F. and without proof of processing will remain in effect through the end of May.

Gulf South is performing unscheduled maintenance on the #4 unit at the Jackson (MS) Compressor Station until further notice. Capacity through the station north to Kosciusko, MS is reduced by 100 MMcf/d by the work.

NOVA said preparation work for in-line inspection of its NPS 26 North Lateral requires taking the line out of service effective with the start of today’s gas day. The Wardlow East Meter Station (typical flows of 5.3-6 MMcf/d) will be shut down for the duration of the outage, which is expected to last until late Friday night. There will also be IT restrictions for Segments 6, 10-16 and 23, NOVA said.

Effective May 1, NGPL is selling the North Indian Hills Lateral and the Box Draw Lateral to Fasken Oil & Ranch, Ltd. Both laterals are in Eddy County, NM, off NGPL’s 20-inch Indian Basin Lateral (Segment 7/Permian Zone). The sale includes 14 receipt points on the laterals. Two new Point Identification Numbers have been created at the new custody transfer point from Fasken Oil & Ranch to NGPL. Affected shippers must begin scheduling with Fasken May 1 for transport to NGPL.

Columbia Gas, which previously had expected to begin its Line VA Drip Replacement Project May 1, has delayed start of the work to around June 4. Columbia anticipates an outage lasting eight to 14 days, contingent upon operating conditions and weather. The project will cause the shut-in of five producer line interconnects.

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