McDonald Island Equipment Testing and Annual Quiet Period in November

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's California Gas Transmission will conduct equipment testing and its annual "quiet period" at the McDonald Island storage field in early November.

  • November 1 - 4: No injection services in order to facilitate the testing of new equipment at McDonald Island
  • November 5 - 18: Limited storage injection services during the pressure survey at McDonald Island

Each year CGT ceases injection and withdrawal activity at its largest storage field, McDonald Island, allowing pressure in various gas wells to settle and stabilize. This dearth of activity allows CGT engineers to accurately determine the volume of gas inventory held at McDonald Island.

To minimize impacts to its customers, CGT schedules this operation when demand for storage services is low. During the quiet period, CGT's injection and withdrawal capacity will be limited to that available at its other storage fields. Although CGT expects its withdrawal capacity will be sufficient to fully meet the demand for withdrawal services, some demand for injection services may go unmet.

Please contact your CGT Account Services Representative if you have any questions about your storage account during November.

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