Based on the weather forecast and projected demand, Sonat is subjecting eight groups on its system to an OFO Type 3 Thursday until further notice. The OFO carries penalties of $15/Dth for excessive negative imbalances. These groups are affected: Birmingham Group, South Main Zone 2, Atlanta Group, South Main Zone 3, East of Wrens, South Georgia-Lee County, Brunswick Line and Savannah Line.

Northern Natural Gas is lifting Thursday a System Overrun Limitation for all market-area zones that had begun Monday.

Effective with the start of Wednesday’s gas day, Texas Eastern was not accepting incremental IT nominations for delivery to Market Zone 3 (M-3). Additionally, no due-shipper imbalance is available on the Texas Eastern system until further notice.

Tennessee has completed repairs to compressors at Station 241 (Syracuse, NY) and returned the station to service. During the next several weeks Tennessee will perform follow-up inspections of the units, but these are not expected to reduce capacity on either the 200 or 300 Lines.

El Paso delayed the start of Line 1200 repairs between Williams and Seligman Stations until Dec. 10. The resulting daily reductions of North Mainline capacity will be 6 MMcf/d Dec. 10-15, 30 MMcf/d Dec. 16-19, and 5 MMcf/d Dec. 20-31. El Paso also said the force majeure outage of Line 1203 to the southern Phoenix area would continue through Thursday. Because actual gas usage upstream of the outage increased, the pipeline increased the capacity of Line 1203 to 90 MMcf/d effective with Wednesday’s Cycle 1 nominations.

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