Natural Gas Transportation Update
- Owners of processing plants and pipelines joined the litany of infrastructure companies notifying customers of potential interruptions in service this week owing to flooding along the Mississippi River. Williams Companies, Inc., which owns Transcontinental Gas Pipeline (Transco), told customers it is closely monitoring the potential flooding and mitigation measures being utilized to control flooding of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Transco is expecting water levels to begin to rise in the next several days at Station 62 near Bayou Black, Louisiana, on Transco’s Southeast Louisiana lateral (SELA). Current flowing production that could potentially be impacted is approximately 200 million cubic feet per day. Williams also informed shippers on Wednesday, May 18, that rising flood waters in southern Louisiana may impact its Larose processing and Paradis fractionation plants. Similarly, in separate notices to customers, Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Southern Natural Gas told customers that flooding may impact their facilities and recommended further monitoring of conditions.
- Columbia Gas Transmission Company this week said that an outage of Line P in Lawrence County, Kentucky, will continue until the week of May 21-28. Due to a fire and the resulting damage to unit #3 at Station Camp Compressor Station, Columbia Gas issued a force majeure last Friday, May 13. Columbia said it had reduced capacity Saturday at five meters from the firm contract level.
- Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) extended the maintenance period on its Moraine Lateral in Lake County, Illinois, to June 13. The maintenance requires the shut-in of three locations that had previously been scheduled to last through June 2.