Livingston - Overton County, Tennessee

East Tennessee Natural Gas Line Break

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On December 15th we were notified that a East TN Natural Gas Pipeline had erupted in Smith County. We do not know a timeline for when the pipeline will be repaired. There is an investigation ongoing by several state agencies to figure out the cause of the eruption. Thankfully there were no injuries reported.

Our Natural Gas Mareketer, Centerpoint Energy, has kept us informed as much as they can, and our gas customers have not and will not be interuptted. Unfortunately, our Natural Gas that we had in storage is gone due to the eruption of hte pipeline of East TN Natural Gas. Centerpoint Energy has went to the market to find us Natural Gas. This means City of Livingston gas customers will see an unknown increase in prices for Natural Gas effective immediately. Customers should use their own discretion on how to conserve consumption due to rising rates beyond our control.

It is important for the City of Livingston to keep Natural Gas customers informed of service or pricing issues. We will be prepared to give daily updates by 12 Noon everyday by our website or telephone 823-1269. We understand the problem before us. We also understand the gas prices will be fluctuating.

In closing, the City of Livingston will still be able to provide as much Natural Gas as our customers need, but unfortunately at an unknown price at this time.

Thank You,

William Curtis Hayes, Jr.
Mayor of Livingston



The ETNG updated timeline was given by Enbridge as to be back in service by early to mid January. More information about the line break is available here:

The following is a link to the office statements for Enbridge:


As previously posted, East Tennessee Natural Gas (ETNG) has experienced an unplanned outage at its Rural Retreat Compressor Station (Rural Retreat) on the 3300 Line. ETNG has been notified by the compressor manufacturer, that the repairs to the compressor unit have been completed at the manufacturer's location in Texas. The unit will be transported back to Rural Retreat this weekend. Company personnel will be on site working diligently to return the station back to service as soon as practical. Assuming there are no other unforeseen issues during re-installation or commissioning of the station, ETNG anticipates having the compressor operational and back in-service on December 25, 2018.

ETNG will continue to provide subsequent updates on the unit return to service status of the compressor station when more information is known.

The following capacity limitation will remain in effect for the duration of this unplanned outage:

Rural Retreat Compressor Station - 400,000 Dth/d Deliveries to the Patriot Lateral on the 3500 Line - 359,000 Dth/d Deliveries on the Roanoke Line - 63,000 Dth/d

Additionally the following meters will be limited to a net -0- receipt into the ETNG system:


Please contact your Operations Account Representative should you have any questions.

Please click on the following for an update statement from Centerpoint Energy: Update Statement


Please click on the following for an update statement from Centerpoint Energy: Update Statement


Due to impending colder weather, in order to maintain the operational integrity of the system, ETNG is issuing a Balancing Alert Operational Flow Order (OFO) pursuant to Section 14.7 of the General Terms and Conditions of ETNG's FERC Gas Tariff effective 9:00 AM CCT, January 9, 2019 for all meters located between Tracy City and Topside.

This OFO does not affect the ability of ETNG to receive or deliver quantities of gas for scheduled nominations to any customer, storage field, or pipeline.

During the effectiveness of this OFO, balancing parties under Rate Schedules LMSMA and LMSPA must be balanced such that actual deliveries of gas out of the system must be equal to or less than scheduled deliveries out of the system and actual receipts of gas into the system must be equal to or greater than scheduled receipts into the system. Additionally, balancing parties with meters between Tracy City and Topside will not be allowed to utilize undertakes at meters not included in this OFO to offset overtakes from meters between Tracy City and Topside.

The penalty provisions under Section 47.5(b) of the General Terms and Conditions of ETNG's FERC Gas Tariff shall apply for failure to conform for each dekatherm of actual receipt quantities that are less than scheduled receipt quantities and for each dekatherm of actual delivery quantities that are greater than scheduled delivery quantities, in each case with a tolerance of 2% of scheduled quantities or 500 dekatherms (whichever is greater).

In addition, ETNG will not permit retroactive nominations to avoid an OFO penalty.

East Tennessee will inform customers via EBB when this OFO will be lifted.

Please contact your Operations Account Representative should you have any questions.

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