Potential Suspension of Pipeline Balancing Withdrawal

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pipeline balancing services are provided on California Gas Transmission's system 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 under-delivery of gas supply has decreased Imbalance Gas in Storage to a level close to zero. If capacity reaches zero, balancing withdrawal will be suspended.

Without the ability to withdraw for balancing, the likelihood of low inventory OFOs increases.

What can shippers do to help avoid low 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 Representative if you have questions.

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