Force Majeure – Line 2000 – Update #7
El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. ("EPNG") is
providing this update to the Force Majeure notice originally posted August 15,
2021 (reference Critical Notice No. 612627), associated with the pipeline failure
on Line 2000 near the town of Coolidge, Arizona.
Activities are underway to return the portion of EPNG's Line
2000 impacted by the incident in Coolidge, Arizona into limited operation at a
reduced operating pressure for the sole purpose of allowing EPNG to conduct a
diagnostic inspection on the line, including recently installed pipe. Please
refer to EPNG's maintenance postings for any changes to capacity as a result of
the diagnostic inspection.
The incident remains under NTSB investigation and, as noted
in previous updates, the entire Line 2000 system will continue to be under a
reduced operating pressure. The reduced operating pressure in effect removes
the Line 2000 system from commercial service from Black River compressor
station to the California border. EPNG does not have an exact timeframe for
bringing the Line 2000 back to full commercial service and expects the line to
continue to be out of service for several months.
Any specific questions related to operationally available
capacity or unsubscribed capacity along this path should be directed to your
EPNG will provide updates as more information becomes
This incident constitutes an event of force majeure under
EPNG's FERC Gas Tariff, General Terms and Conditions, Section 11.3.
For scheduling questions, please call your scheduling
representative at (800) 238-3764.
For operational questions, please call Russ Pyeatt at (719)
520-3729, Dan English at (719) 520-4722, or Tim Fuller at (719) 520-4339.
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