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NEW YORK Jan 23 William Companies Inc's Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co (Transco), a major provider of natural gas to the U.S. Northeast, issued a system-wide operational flow order to its natural gas shippers on Wednesday as cold weather led to significant demand.
In a website posting to customers, Transco said it issued the order to ensure system integrity, manage imbalances on its system and handle within-the-day volatility effective on Thursday.
Gas traders said gas for Thursday delivery on the Transco pipeline at the New York citygate traded as high as $43 early and was at an average price of $37.50, the highest average price for New York tracked by Reuters since a peak at $38 in early January 2008.
Operational flow orders, or OFOs, protect the integrity of a pipeline by requiring shippers to balance their supply with customers' usage, typically within a specified tolerance band.
The 10,000-mile Transco natural gas pipeline system has the capacity to carry 9.6 billion cubic feet of supply per day from South Texas to New York City. It is a major provider of natural gas to the U.S. Northeast and Southeast.
The Weather Channel's weather.com said temperatures in New York would reach a high of only 22 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday and 23 F on Thursday, dipping to lows in the mid-teens F overnight, with a similar forecast for much of the week.
(Corrects first bullet point to "high", not "low", and last bullet point to "this week", not "next week") BENGALURU, June 26 Gold prices were little changed on Monday as the market waited for a flurry of key U.S. economic data this week, with a weaker dollar offering some support. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,256.06 per ounce at 0050 GMT, staying near a one-week high hit on Friday. * U.S. gold futures for August delivery