Operating Pressure Restored at Topock Compressor Station

Friday, October 07, 2011

In March, 2011, PG&E's California Gas Transmission announced the reduction of maximum operating pressure on the inlet side of the Topock Compressor Station. As a result of this reduction in pressure, the maximum receipt volume at both the El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG) and Transwestern Pipeline (TW) interconnects was reduced.

On October 6, 2011, the CPUC approved repressurization of the Topock Compressor Station. This will bring the available capacity at the EPNG and TW interconnects back to their normal capabilities: 400 MMcf/day for TW and 1140 MMcf/day for EPNG. CGT anticipates these increases in receipt capacity will be effective late next week.

Although the capacity on the Baja Path remains reduced as posted on the Pipeline Maintenance News page, CGT is pleased at this first step in returning the system back to normal operating pressures.

Please contact your CGT Account Services or Sales Representative if you have questions.

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