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Texas Eastern Transmission, LP
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30" Unplanned Lincoln County, KY Outage - UPDATE 6

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Texas Eastern (TE) is providing the following update on its 30 inch pipeline system for the incident on Line 15 between Danville and Tompkinsville compressor stations.

As posted on August 1, 2019, TE has restricted capacity thru its Danville compressor station to zero. At this time TE will continue to restrict to zero through at least Gas Day August 24, 2019 and until further notice.

Furthermore, on August 8, 2019, TE received a corrective action order (CAO) from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). TE is implementing its work plan to replace portion of Lines 10 and 25 in the vicinity of the incident site, and to assess Line 15 between Uniontown and Kosciusko in compliance with the CAO. The assessments include reviewing inspection data, evaluating construction records, performing field investigations, and scheduling additional interior and exterior inspections and repairs among other work streams. TE is working diligently to comply with the requirements identified by PHMSA, and to return Line 10 and 25 to service that were taken out of service as a precautionary safety measure.

Looking Ahead:
Prior to returning Line 10 and 25 to service, TE will address all of the site-specific concerns identified by PHMSA and will be undertaking rigorous inspections on Line 10 and 25 in compliance with the CAO. The critical path to return Line 10 and 25 back to service is the completion of the construction activities associated with the pipeline replacement and regulatory approval to return to full service. There are various factors that could potentially change the projected return to service date, such as but not limited to: weather conditions and any unforeseen existing pipeline conditions that could lengthen the work schedule. Based on the current schedule, TE anticipates completing the construction activities and other readiness for service activities required to return Line 25 back to service between August 24, 2019 and August 26, 2019. The returned capacity would be approximately 800,000 Dth/d at that time.

Line 10 construction activities required to return it to service, are anticipated at this time, to be completed by late August or the first week of September.

These pipelines will not be returned to service until we satisfy regulatory requirements stipulated in the CAO and it is safe to do so.

As more is determined on the timeframe to return Line 10 and 25 to service, it will be posted on the LINK® EBB.

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