Florida Gas Transmission emerged unscathed from wreckage of Hurricane Frances. The company reported no compressor station outages and no lingering operational impact. However it did call an overage alert day on Tuesday with a 25% tolerance. Gas demand was greatly reduced for on Saturday and Sunday. But on Monday demand increased significantly after Frances moved over the Florida Panhandle. As a result of the increase in demand, FGTs linepack became very low. FGT alerted customers in its market area of the overage alert. “Please closely monitor your scheduled quantities versus actual burn quantities,” the pipeline told shippers.
Southern Natural said that supply was cut off upstream of VK 289 over the weekend but had be restored by Tuesday. The company declared a Type 5 operational flow order last Friday after experiencing receipts in excess of scheduled quantities west of the Bienville compressor station in North Louisiana. The OFO Friday was implemented for longs only and carried a 4% tolerance with $15/Dth penalties for each Dth above 104% of nominated volumes.
On Saturday, Pacific Gas and Electric’s California Gas Transmission system called a high inventory Stage 2 systemwide OFO with a 6% tolerance even though the requirements for a customer specific OFO were met. The noncompliance charge was $1/MMBtu.
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line said Tuesday that moderate temperatures throughout much of its market area over the Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the effects of Hurricane Frances resulted in a reduction of market requirements. Transco urged shippers to actively balance their supply and demand requirements.
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