64 Critical Other Initiate 02/06/2006 02/06/2006 02/28/2006

february 7, 2006


vgs shippers:


vgs continues efforts to bring the system back on line.  since the last update, vgs has had an unsuccessful stand up test on the 26" mainline and an actual failure on a 20" lateral that flows gas into the 26" mainline.  vgs has made repairs to a 26" valve at the st-151 compressor platform, to a 22" valve at the wd-79a platform and to a leak on the st-35d to gi-71 20" lateral.


additional repairs and/or standup tests remain to occur on the following lines:


  1. standup test on the 22" mainline from wd-79a to the venice plant (estimated completion is 2-10-06)
  2. standup test on the 24" mainline from st-151 comp to wd-79a (estimated completion is 2-10-06)
  3. standup test on the 26" mainline from st-151 comp to wd-41aux (estimated completion is 2-28-06)
  4. standup test on the 26" mainline from wd-41aux to the venice plant (estimated completion is 2-28-06)
  5. replacement of a 20" subsea check valve in gi-71 (estimated completion is 2-22-06)
  6. standup test on the 20" lateral from st-35d to the subsea tie-in at gi-71 (estimated completion is 2-28-06)


this estimate is dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, availability of repair materials and contractors and weather conditions.


based upon the above, vgs is still unable to take nominations from any receipt points other than the following:


south timbalier block 177e - meter #st72841

south timbalier block 151/135 - meter #75825-1,2

south timbalier block 151/148 - meter #75836-1,2