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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:  09/09/2020 5:24:06PM Notice End Date/Time:  12/31/2049 9:00:00AM
Post Date:  9/9/2020 5:24:06 PM Notice ID: 41410
Reqrd Rsp:  1 Notice Stat Desc:  SUPERSEDE Prior Notice:  41403
Subject:  FORCE MAJEURE -SEG 11- AM#3 M/L- UPD#3
Notice Text:



Due to weather related conditions, the force majeure dates have been changed as noted below.  This notice was last posted on September 8, 2020, entitled “FORCE MAJEURE – SEGMENT 11 – AM #3 M/L – PIPELINE REMEDIATION – UPDATE #2”.


As previously posted on Natural's Outage Impact Report, as part of its ongoing pipeline Integrity Management Program and the final graded results of an ILI EMAT tool run, Natural is required to perform pipeline remediation work on the Amarillo #3 mainline between Compressor Station 104 (CS 104) located in Barton County, Kansas and Compressor Station 105 (CS 105) located in Cloud County, Kansas (Segment 11 of Natural's Midcontinent Zone).  This is a Force Majeure event that limits Natural's throughput capacity northbound out of the Midcontinent Zone.  As a result of this force majeure event, Natural will temporarily reduce the maximum operating pressure in the area.


The scheduling constraint will be at CS 105; therefore, any gas received south of CS 105 for delivery north of CS 105 will be impacted for the duration of this outage.  For scheduling purposes, the Midcontinent Pool (LOC 25078) is located south of the constraint.  Firm transportation nominated from receipt points south of CS 105 (including the Midcontinent Pool) for injection at any Amarillo storage point will be impacted.


As such, effective for gas day Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Timely Cycle, and anticipated to continue through gas day Monday, September 28, 2020 (previously Friday, September 11, 2020 thru gas day Friday, September 25, 2020), Natural will schedule Primary Firm and Secondary in-path Firm transports to no less than 43% of contract MDQ through CS 105.  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 will 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.


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.