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april 17, 2006


vgs shippers:


since the last update, vgs has successfully completed a pressure test and has returned the remaining hurricane-damaged sections of vgs back to service.  vgs began taking nominations from all receipt points on saturday april 15, 2006 around 4:00 p.m. central daylight savings time.


as a reminder, vgs has been notified that the venice plant is scheduling a shutdown of its current cryogenic plant for maintenance on may 2, 2006.  the current estimate is that the cryogenic plant will be down for approximately one day (but could last longer depending on what is found during the maintenance).  during this time, it is likely that gas quality specifications at the outlet of the venice plant may not meet the specification of the three outlet pipelines connected to the venice plant.  the venice plant will be having discussions with their outlet pipelines about this matter, so vgs shippers should frequently review this message board for any updates on the may 2, 2006 shutdown of the cryogenic plant.