Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) said compressor station 12 in Munson, FL, was damaged by high winds. While staff is en route to the station to assist with repairs, damage to roads and bridges have slowed down travel time. For Friday’s gas day, FGT will be scheduling volumes up to 1.5 Bcf/d into the market area. Scheduled volumes into the market area have been about 2 Bcf/d for the past couple of days. If the damage is repaired overnight, FGT will determine if scheduled volumes can be brought up above the 1.5 Bcf/d. The pipeline had an overage alert day on Thursday with a 2% tolerance. Demand on the system continues to be high, while supply remains tight. FGT continues to experienced further decline in receipt gas in Zones 2 and 3. Total system linepack is very low.
Texas Eastern said South Texas, East Texas and the Monroe line in Zone ELA have been scheduled to capacity. No physical increases will be accepted. Tetco also will not accept nominations from any meter on the South Pass system, line 40-G, until there is verification that the VGS processing plant has resumed full processing operations. Due to previously posted line work at the discharge of the Uniontown, PA compressor station in zone M3 there is limited capacity to deliver gas between Uniontown and the Lambertville, NJ, compressor station on the 36-inch system, Tetco also reported. This section has been scheduled to capacity. Delivery point operators are required to not exceed scheduled volumes. No due pipe make-up will be allowed in this section.
Southern Natural said its pipeline will be in transition over the next few days. Supply should be coming back on in the Gulf and demand is not expected to increase from the already low levels. Prior to Hurricane Ivan, Southern indicated that working storage inventory was about 3.6 Bcf higher than similar periods last year. “Even with the impacts of the hurricane, we expect the next storage inventory posting on Monday to indicate that storage is still above last year’s historically high levels,” Southern said in a posting. As a result, it will be evaluating each scheduling cycle whether or not it will accept nominations for makeup and interruptible services that rely on storage. Southern will not accept nominations for makeup due pipeline on any scheduling cycle when nominations for injections into interruptible storage services are not accepted.
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