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Texas Eastern Transmission, LP
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30" Unplanned Lincoln County, KY Outage - UPDATE 10

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As previously posted, Texas Eastern (TE) has experienced an unplanned outage between Danville and Tompkinsville compressor stations and repair efforts to restore capacity are continuing.

Both line 10 & 25, which were taken out of service as a precautionary safety measure following the incident, have been returned to service as of September 1, 2019. Both lines were returned to service after all regulatory requirements had been met and it was determined it was safe to do so.

TE is working diligently to comply with the requirements identified the corrective action order (CAO) issued by PHMSA on August 8, 2019 in regards to Line 15. At this time work plans are proceeding in compliance with the CAO, and TE currently anticipates that work to allow Line 15 to return to full service will continue until at least the second quarter of 2020. Current work includes reviewing inspection data, evaluating construction records, performing field investigations, scheduling additional exterior inspections and in-line inspection tool runs and appropriately remediate any necessary repairs. Line 15 will only be returned to service after all physical work has been completed, the line has undergone a rigorous inspection process to determine it is safe to do so, and TE has received all required regulatory approvals.

TE is evaluating scenarios that would allow specific segments of Line 15 to return to service prior to the second quarter of 2020, but at this time that information is unknown. TE must first receive regulatory approval prior to placing any segment of Line 15 back into service. As more is determined, TE will post updates to the EBB.

There are various factors that could potentially change the projected full return to service date for Line 15, such as but not limited to: weather conditions, regulatory approvals and any unforeseen existing pipeline conditions that could lengthen the work schedule.

Capacity through Danville is currently at 1,400,000 Dth/d until additional segments of Line 15 are returned to service. If further revisions to available capacity though Danville are determined to be necessary, that information would be posted to the EBB as soon as it is known by TE.

TE will provide updates regarding Line 15 return to service as additional information is known.