Saying withdrawals from its Washington Ranch storage facility were at maximum levels, El Paso declared an Unauthorized Overpull Penalty situation Tuesday.

Due to the completion of repairs on the Ship Shoal 157 subsea flange, Tennessee was able to end a force majeure for meters on the 26-inch line between Ship Shoal 198 and Station 523, Cocodrie (Blue Water East Leg). It began accepting nominations on Cycle 1 Tuesday for 21 meters that had been shut in during the work. However, due to damage to the operator’s equipment, the Ship Shoal 146A meter was not expected to resume flowing at this time, Tennessee said.

Kern River said Tuesday it was informed by Opal Plant operator Williams Field Services that plant-sourced nominations were likely to be cut in the Intraday 1 process. Customers were asked to contact their suppliers to see if they were affected. Kern River also reported low linepack in all segements “due to significant drafting during the past 24 hours. Therefore, it is imperative that operators do not take more gas than is scheduled. If drafting continues, Kern River will take whatever actions are necessary to ensure the integrity of the system is maintained.”

TransCanada is taking bids through 1 p.m. CST Wednesday (Dec. 1) for assignment of 100,000 Dth/d of firm capacity that it holds on Great Lakes Gas Transmission. The capacity runs from the Emerson receipt point to the St. Clair delivery point and is available from Dec. 3 to March 31, 2005. See the bulletin board for details.

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