High BTU Gas

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's California Gas Transmission received higher-than-normal heating value gas into its system on Sunday morning, April 30, 2017. The high BTU gas entered at the Ruby interconnect for approximately 4 hours. The speed at which the high BTU gas will migrate through the system is dependent upon the system demand pattern experienced by the local transmission and distribution systems. The BTU value of the delivered gas ranged between 1045-1050 BTU/cf, which is above normal levels of approximately 1030 BTU/cf.

The BTU content throughout PG&E's system is expected to remain within existing parameters for safe and reliable equipment operation. However, some customer processes may be sensitive to natural gas heat content, especially electric generation facilities, refineries, glass manufacturers and commercial customers using natural gas for cooking and drying. Customers testing their emissions may notice the increased BTU content.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact your CGT Account Manager.

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