Warning - Rawlins Area Commingling Capabilities
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, a major CIG mainline receipt
location in Wyoming that had been delivering natural gas into CIG's system with
a hydrocarbon dew point less than twenty-five degrees (25°) Fahrenheit, experienced
a reduction in scheduled volumes into CIG. As it pertains to commingling
flowing gas volumes of higher hydrocarbon dew point on Segments 134, 136 and
138, CIG is alerting its shippers that its ability to maintain prudent and safe
operations and not affect service to other shippers is currently being challenged.
Absent receiving sufficient mainline supplies with a hydrocarbon dew point less
than twenty-five (25o) at locations 800235 WAMSUTT/CIG (ES2) ECHO
SPRINGS CARB or 800666 CIG/WIC (RTW) RAWLINS TO WIC CARBON to allow for
adequate commingling, CIG will not be able to accept gas with a hydrocarbon dew
point in excess of twenty-five degrees (25°) Fahrenheit on Segments 134, 136
and 138 in accordance with GT&C, Section 3.2(l) of its Tariff. As
circumstances change, CIG will update its shippers.
CIG notes that General Terms and Conditions (GT&C),
Section 3.2(l) of its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Gas Tariff,
Second Revised Volume No. 1 (Tariff) provides that for gas receipts into CIG's
Segments 134, 136 and 138, as shown on CIG's electronic bulletin board, CIG may
accept up to forty-five thousand (45,000) Mcf per day of gas with a hydrocarbon
dew point in excess of twenty-five degrees (25°) Fahrenheit provided there is
an adequate supply of flowing gas with a hydrocarbon dew point less than
twenty-five degrees (25°) Fahrenheit available for commingling such that CIG,
in its reasonable discretion and judgment, determines that the commingled gas
stream will not interfere with CIG's obligations to: 1) maintain prudent and
safe operation of CIG's pipeline system and storage facilities, 2) ensure that
such gas does not adversely affect CIG's ability to provide service to others,
and 3) ensure that such gas does not adversely affect CIG's ability to tender
gas for delivery to a downstream pipeline or end-user.
If you have questions concerning operational issues,
please contact Bill McMillan at (719) 520-4389.
If you have scheduling questions, please contact the
Nominations and Scheduling hotline at (800) 238-3764.
For contractual or other issues, please contact your
Jim Cordaro, Director
Kinder Morgan West Region Gas Pipelines