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TSP/TSP Name:  6931794-NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO. Critical: Y
Notice Type Desc (1):  FORCE MAJEURE Notice Type Desc (2):  FORCE MAJEURE
Notice Eff Date/Time:  09/18/2018 3:17:01PM Notice End Date/Time:  10/18/2018 9:00:00am
Post Date/Time:  9/18/2018 3:17:01 PM Notice ID: 39051
Reqrd Rsp:  1 Rsp Date:  09/18/2018
Notice Stat Desc:  INITIATE Prior Notice: 
Notice Text:



Natural experienced a line strike on the Amarillo #3 mainline near Compressor Station 104 (CS 104), located in Barton County, Kansas (Segment 11 of Natural's Midcontinent Zone).  As a result, Natural is required to reduce the maximum operating pressure in the area.  This is a Force Majeure event that limits Natural's throughput capacity northbound out of the Midcontinent Zone. 


The scheduling constraint will be at CS 104; therefore, any gas received south of CS 104 for delivery north of CS 104 will be impacted for the duration of this outage.  For scheduling purposes, the Midcontinent Pool (LOC 25078) is located south (upstream) of the constraint.  Additionally, firm transportation nominated from receipt points south of CS 104 (including the Midcontinent Pool) for injection at any Amarillo storage point will be impacted.  Receipt points north of CS 104 will not be impacted.    


As such, effective for gas day, Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Intraday 2 Cycle and anticipated to continue through gas day Monday, September 24, 2018, Natural will schedule Primary Firm and Secondary in-path Firm transports to no less than 40% of contract MDQ through CS 104.  Actual nomination levels and changes in pipeline conditions could result in changes to the percentages scheduled (lower or higher) on subsequent gas days.  AOR/ITS and Secondary out-of-path Firm transports continue to not be available.


The stated scheduling percentage is based upon the current level of firm capacity contracted for during this outage and is subject to change based upon operational conditions and Shipper utilization.  Permian Zone delivery points will be available as an alternative.  The Trailblazer Gage (LOC 902900), Rex Jefferson (LOC 42499), and Northern Border Harper (LOC 908090) receipt points, as well as other supply points downstream of this constraint will also be available.


Continue to monitor Natural's interactive website for any updates to the end date and/or scheduling percentages during this outage.


Please contact your Account Director or Scheduling Representative if you have any questions.