High BTU Gas Event Concluded

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The high BTU gas event from GTN that entered PG&E’s service territory at Malin on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at approximately 7:50 p.m., has now concluded as of 12:41 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020. GTN BTU level is presently at 1040 BTU/cu ft, and is expected to be at this level for the foreseeable future. This gas from GTN will mix with Ruby Intertie gas to produce an estimated BTU of 1045, which is above normal levels of approximately 1030 BTU/cu ft. 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 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.