SEGMENT 11 – FORCE MAJEURE - AMARILLO #3 MAINLINE – PIPELINE
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.