Baja Path Capacity Over the Summer

Thursday, June 16, 2011

As you are aware, California Gas Transmission has numerous maintenance activities scheduled on the Baja Path pipeline system this summer and beyond. These activities, plus the complexities of the multiple receipt and delivery points This link will open in a new window that exist on the Baja Path make for a complex interaction of assumptions when CGT calculates and posts the Baja Path capacity on the Pipeline Maintenance News page.

CGT takes a conservative approach when calculating the path capacity during a maintenance event. The capacity posted on the maintenance page is traditionally the lowest expected pipeline capacity that we can count on to be available to customers. We do this to help minimize the situations in which customers may receive nomination cuts.

For example, during maintenance activity for June 16 through June 21, the Baja Path capacity posted on the Pipeline Maintenance News page is 763 MMcf/day. This assumes zero flows through both the Daggett and Essex interconnects. To the extent that flows are greater than zero at Daggett and/or Essex, the actual Baja Path flows may be greater than the conservative number posted.

In order to see the most up-to-date picture of what is actually flowing on the CGT system, please refer to both the Physical Pipeline Capacities This link will open in a new window page and the Operating Data This link will open in a new window pages.

Please contact your CGT Trader or Account Services Representative if you have questions or would like to share your thoughts with us.