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With Halloween approaching in a few days, the gas pipeline business seems to be in the “treat” mode to end the month. Most systems are finishing up with last minute maintenance activities ahead of the five-month traditional winter heating season beginning November 1.
Let’s take a look at some of the pipelines’ critical notices as of Monday, October 29, 2018:
NEXUS access to DTE and Vector capacity Notice Text:
We are pleased to announce that NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC (NEXUS US) and NEXUS Capacity Services, ULC (NEXUS Canada) have activated leases/contracts with DTE Gas Company and Vector Pipeline System providing early access to meter capacity downstream of Ypsilanti (NEXUS meter N1001). As such, the LINK system is ready to accept timely nominations to utilize this capacity for gas day Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Florida Gas Transmission:
FGT will perform maintenance at FGT Compressor Station 8 and on a pipe segment upstream of FGT Station 8. This maintenance is scheduled to begin on November 5, 2018 and is to be completed by the end of gas day November 11, 2018. During the maintenance FGT will schedule up to 800,000 MMBtu/day through Station 8. During normal operations FGT schedules up to 1,075,000 MMBtu/day through Station 8. Two delivery points upstream of Station 8 that will be unavailable during this maintenance are Mid-Louisiana East Baton Rouge (POI 71384) and Endevco Port Hudson (POI 59022).
FGT will be performing maintenance on the compressor units at the FGT/Transco St. Helena Interconnect (POI 10114). This maintenance is scheduled to begin on November 5, 2018 and is to be completed by the end of gas day November 17, 2018. During this maintenance zero volumes will be scheduled at the interconnect. During normal operations FGT schedules up to 60,000 MMBtu/day through the FGT/Transco St. Helena Interconnect.
FGT will be performing maintenance on pipe near the FGT/Tennessee Carnes Interconnect (POI 10258). This maintenance is scheduled to begin on November 6, 2018 and is to be completed by the end of gas day November 13, 2018. During this maintenance zero volumes will be scheduled at the interconnect. During normal operations FGT schedules up to 60,000 MMBtu/day through the FGT/Tennessee Carnes Interconnect.
Gulf South Pipeline:
Subject – Delhi Compressor Station Maintenance from Nov 12 – 17, 2018
Capacity could be impacted by as much as 140,000 dth/d for the duration of the maintenance.
The following locations are part of the Delhi Expansion Compressor Scheduling Group-
022107 DELHI (FROM COLUMBIA GULF)
022110 DELHI (FROM CENTERPOINT)
Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL):
SEGMENT 26 SOUTHBOUND – GULF COAST #3 M/L (CS 304) – INSTALL LAUNCHER & RECEIVER – UPDATE #5
On gas day Friday, November 16, 2018, and continuing through gas day Tuesday, November 27, 2018, (previously Thursday, November 1, 2018 thru Thursday, November 22, 2018), Natural will be performing pipeline maintenance to install pigging facilities on the Gulf Coast #3 mainline near Compressor Station 304, located in Harrison County, Texas (Segment 26 of Natural’s Texok Zone). AOR/ITS and Secondary out-of-path Firm transports may not be available during this work. Primary Firm and Secondary in-path Firm transports may also be at risk of not being fully scheduled.
Northern Natural Gas:
Northern will be conducting station maintenance at the Beaver, Oklahoma compressor station, which will affect capacity for Beaver North (Group 1025) during the month of November 2018. During this time, the operating capacity will be reduced as set forth in the table below. Northern does not anticipate primary firm service will be impacted.
Texas Eastern Transmission:
TE Imbalance Notice – UPDATE – Notice Text:
As previously posted, Texas Eastern (TE) has limited operational flexibility to manage imbalances. As result, effective 9:00 AM CCT, October 26, 2018, TE requires all delivery point operators in Market Area Zones M1-24, M2-24 and M3 to keep actual daily takes out of the system equal to or less than scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance position unless otherwise coordinated with your operations account representative. All receipt point operators in Market Area Zones M1-24, M2-24 and M3 are required to keep actual daily receipts into the system equal to or greater than scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance position unless otherwise coordinated with your operations account representative.
Additionally, TE requires all shippers and point operators in Access Area Zones STX, ETX, WLA and ELA and Market Area Zone M1-30 and M2-30 to carefully review demand for gas and schedule gas consistent with daily needs and to tender and receive gas consistent with confirmed nominations regardless of their cumulative imbalance position unless otherwise coordinated with your operations account representative.
Correspondingly, effective 9:00 AM CCT, October 26, 2018, the previously posted imbalance notice is no longer in effect. This notice will remain in effect until further notice.
Now, let’s check out some of the latest news from the energy industry:
On Friday, Houston-based Gastar Exploration has entered into a restructuring support agreement with its largest funded-debt creditors and shareholders, and certain funds affiliated with asset manager, Ares Management. The mid-continent producing company said the restructuring came as marketing efforts to repay or refinance its existing debt or to sell the company or its assets have failed.
According to sources, Cheniere Energy has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to begin construction of the new Midship natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma.
Midship is designed to deliver over 1.4 bcf per day of gas supplies from the SCOOP and STACK producing areas of Oklahoma into existing natural gas pipelines located near Bennington, Okla., for transport to Gulf Coast and southeastern U.S. markets. The pipeline is expected to be completed in 2019.
In weather news, Hurricane Oscar is being a late-season grouch by forming in the Atlantic a few days ago. Fortunately, the National Hurricane Center track shows this storm should not threaten the US east coast as it moves northward and out to sea later this week.
The temperature map for the first week of November from the National Weather Service shows that both the east and west coast are expecting milder than normal weather. The US midsection should see temperatures close to the seasonal averages.
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