El Paso Natural Gas declared an Unauthorized Overpull Penalty situation Monday. The Washington Ranch storage facility is currently on maximum withdrawal. The penalty applies to all customers. “You are urged to immediately review your supply/demand balance, and the performance of your suppliers, to ensure sufficient gas is being delivered to El Paso to cover the gas being taken off the system,” the company said. Customers are encouraged to use available capacity at Waha and receipt points downstream of Keystone Station, where maintenance is being performed through Sept. 17. El Paso is placing limits on scheduled volumes at interconnects that are under performing.

Texas Eastern said supply already was falling because of Hurricane Ivan. Shippers and TABS-1 pool operators are required to replace supply or cut markets if production losses occur. Point operators need to communicate any changes in their flow status as the storm approaches, the company said.

Florida Gas Transmission declared an overage alert day with a 15% tolerance. FGT capacity is at maximum. Market area temperatures are forecasted to be around 90 degrees, and market area linepack is low. FGT told shippers to closely monitor scheduled quantities versus actual burn quantities.

Tennessee said it is closely monitoring Hurricane Ivan. Production losses are anticipated. As the production losses materialize, customers should arrange alternate supplies and adjust nominations to match actual production, the company said. In addition, Tennessee may be required to adjust the supply aggregation pools prior to Cycle 2 scheduling in order to ensure operational integrity.

Southern Natural said it already was receiving calls Monday related to platform evacuations. System updates will be provided via recorded message at 800-315-0575 and via postings on SoNet premier’s critical notices bulletin board.

Trunkline said Hurricane Ivan could cause production losses. Shippers will be required to move receipt nominations to supply points at which flowing volumes can be confirmed and measurement verified. Delivery nominations will only be scheduled to match confirmed receipts. Producers must notify Trunkline immediately when their production is either reduced or reinstated. All gas will need to be confirmed at the operator/producer level and will only be accepted if flow at receipts and deliveries can be verified.

Transco reported 100 MMcf/d of shut ins because of Ivan. It said it will not accept any backhaul nominations on the Mobile Bay Lateral effective Monday until further notice.

Gulfstream Natural Gas System reported 200 MMcf/d of production shut ins and said it continues to have high load demand on its Florida system in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley. The pipeline urged shippers to ensure their supplies match deliveries. Gulfstream said it would not schedule any “due shipper” makeup gas.

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