Pipeline Balancing Injection Close to Being Unavailable

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On California Gas Transmission's system, pipeline balancing services are provided by an allocated 4.040 Bcf of storage inventory, 75 MMcf/d of injection capacity, and 75 MMcf/d of withdrawal capacity.  The current inventory of Imbalance Gas in Storage can be found on the Pipe Ranger Operations page.

Recent over-deliveries by suppliers have increased Imbalance Gas in Storage to a level that is quickly approaching the upper limit of 4.040 Bcf.  If Imbalance Gas in Storage exceeds 4.040 Bcf, pipeline balancing injection will not be available.

Without the ability to inject for balancing, the likelihood of high inventory OFOs increases.

What can shippers do to help avoid high inventory OFOs?

  • Balance supply and demand daily. Work to ensure that supplies brought in for your customers balance with their daily demands. 
  • Keep an eye on the System Inventory Status information posted on Pipe Ranger. 

Please call your CGT Sales Representative if you have questions.

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