Nautilus Pipeline offshore southeast Louisiana reported havingto shut down Sunday evening until further notice due to a largeslug of liquids being handled at the slug catcher. Nautilus toldshippers Monday they were released to flow to other systems “forthe next seven to 10 days.” Inquiries about the line’s recentvolumes were not answered Tuesday.

El Paso said effective March 1 it will offer four dailyscheduling cyles instead of two, additional reduction codes,enhanced pooling, enhanced bumping for firm shippers and extra helpmatching up DUNS numbers at certain points on the line. It alsowill modify the procedures used to balance pools. See the PassPortbulletin board for details.

Although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans towiden and deepen the Houston Ship Channel, Florida Gas said itstill will take the segment between mainline valves 4-5 and 5-0 outof service during the month of April. The outage remains onschedule because of other required maintenance that the pipelinehad planned to complete in conjunction with lowering its crossingunderneath the Channel (see Daily GPI, Jan. 21), FGT said. Servicerestrictions are unchanged from previous announcements.

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