For Williams and employees, 2016 was a year of giving back

For Williams and employees, 2016 was a year of giving back

Wherever we operate, Williams is recognized for our philanthropy and employee commitment to our communities. The year 2016 was no different as Williams’ volunteerism and giving directly touched lives in 45 states. Here’s a closer look at Williams in 2016: Hundreds of employees gave back through community volunteerism by serving on nonprofit boards, as school mentors, … Continue reading For Williams and employees, 2016 was a year of giving back

Transco pipeline delivers record volumes

Transco pipeline delivers record volumes

In early January Williams’ Transco pipeline delivered a record amount of natural gas to meet demand driven by recent cold weather conditions along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. The nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record-breaking 13.7 million dekatherms (MMdt) on Jan. 8. The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New … Continue reading Transco pipeline delivers record volumes

Shale gas adds money to your wallet

Shale gas adds money to your wallet

Thanks to shale gas development, Americans have more money in their pockets. In fact, according to a study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics, shale gas put an extra $1,337 back in the pockets of the average American family in 2015. While the savings come gradually throughout … Continue reading Shale gas adds money to your wallet

Reuters: U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life

Reuters: U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life

The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States has recorded the largest one-week increase for over five years, confirming a rapid upturn is now underway. This is according to a Jan. 23 article in Reuters by author John Kemp, noting that the number of active oil and gas rigs jumped by … Continue reading Reuters: U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life

Creating transformative high school internships

Creating transformative high school internships

For six years, Williams’ Houston office has partnered with Genesys Works, a nonprofit that pairs low-income high school students with corporate internships during their senior year. Williams employees from various departments have valued the opportunity to become mentors and guide the students as they prepare for life beyond high school. Recently, Maria Carlota Palacios, a … Continue reading Creating transformative high school internships

Report: U.S. denying pipeline expansions will raise electric rates, cut jobs and jeopardize U.S. energy security

Report: U.S. denying pipeline expansions will raise electric rates, cut jobs and jeopardize U.S. energy security

A new report released recently by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) found that rejecting pipeline infrastructure could pose a serious risk to U.S. electricity generation capacity by 2030, dangerously raising electric rates nationwide, especially for poverty-stricken households. The report, titled “Families, Communities and Finances: The Consequences of Denying Critical Pipeline Infrastructure,” highlights the threat to the delivery of vital … Continue reading Report: U.S. denying pipeline expansions will raise electric rates, cut jobs and jeopardize U.S. energy security

Employees honor the legacy of MLK Jr.

Employees honor the legacy of MLK Jr.

Williams employees are honoring the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Dozens of employees marched in the 38th Annual MLK Parade in downtown Tulsa on Monday. Williams is a sponsor of the parade, which this year was themed “Love Conquers Hate.” Carmela Hill, a senior community relations specialist, said the theme … Continue reading Employees honor the legacy of MLK Jr.

Williams wins corporate conservation award

Williams wins corporate conservation award

  We were honored to receive the  “Donald Heckman Corporate Conservation Award” from the Pennsylvania Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation  (PANWTF) at their annual awards banquet.  The award is given annually to companies that display outstanding effort or support of the conservation of the Wild Turkey. This award is in memory of  Don Heckman, an … Continue reading Williams wins corporate conservation award

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry benefits from additional natural gas development

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry benefits from additional natural gas development

An editorial published recently in the Harrisburg Patriot-News notes the positive impacts shale gas development has had on Pennsylvania’s leading industry, agriculture. PennAg Industries Executive Vice President Chris Herr writes that Pennsylvania’s emergence as a world leader of natural gas production presents the agricultural industry with a unique opportunity to secure its long-term energy needs … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry benefits from additional natural gas development

Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise project reaches important environmental milestone

Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise project reaches important environmental milestone

Williams recently reached a key regulatory milestone toward obtaining federal approval to construct its proposed Atlantic Sunrise expansion project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Dec. 30 published its final … Continue reading Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise project reaches important environmental milestone