2025 U.S. emissions target reached, thanks to natural gas

2025 U.S. emissions target reached, thanks to natural gas

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently reported that the U.S. has already met the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) 2025 carbon emission reduction targets, thanks in large part to the increased utilization of cleaner-burning natural gas. In a recent edition of the journal Environmental Science & Technology, co-author and CMU professor Paul Fischbeck writes: “To be sure, while … Continue reading 2025 U.S. emissions target reached, thanks to natural gas

FERC issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for NESE project

FERC issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for NESE project

Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project reached a major milestone March 23 when it received notice that that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), concluding that environmental impacts would be reduced to “less than significant levels” with the implementation of mitigation measures proposed by the company and FERC. … Continue reading FERC issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for NESE project

Garden State project placed into service

Garden State project placed into service

Williams has placed into service the facilities constructed as part of Phase 2 of the Garden State Expansion Project, an expansion of the Transco pipeline system designed to deliver 180,000 dekatherms a day of additional natural gas capacity to New Jersey Natural Gas. Phase 1 of the project was placed into service in September 2017. … Continue reading Garden State project placed into service

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment of Rivervale South to Market Project

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment of Rivervale South to Market Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently completed its environmental assessment for Williams’ Rivervale South to Market natural gas pipeline project, concluding that the project would not significantly affect the environment. The Rivervale South to Market project is a 190,000 dekatherms per day expansion of the Transco interstate natural gas pipeline to provide additional service to natural gas consumers … Continue reading FERC Issues Environmental Assessment of Rivervale South to Market Project

Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy recently released the 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. Among the findings, natural gas and renewables combined to generate 50 percent of U.S. electricity in 2017, up from 31 percent in 2008. Natural gas retained its position as the No. 1 electricity generation producer in the U.S. … Continue reading Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

“Young Engineer of the Year” helps keep Williams infrastructure safe

“Young Engineer of the Year” helps keep Williams infrastructure safe

There’s a lot that goes into ensuring Williams’ large-scale energy infrastructure is built and continually operates in a manner that is safe, reliable and environmentally responsible. There’s pre-construction analysis and planning. There are rigorous internal protocols and stringent regulations with which we comply throughout the construction and operation lifecycles. There’s the employment of high-tech testing … Continue reading “Young Engineer of the Year” helps keep Williams infrastructure safe

Natural gas is the fuel of choice

Natural gas is the fuel of choice

Covering the annual energy conference CERTAWeek last week, Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson writes about the rising popularity of natural gas in his March 9 column, “Coal is out and oil is fading, making natural gas the fossil fuel of choice.” Tomlinson writes: “Coal is too dirty. Oil is too messy. And renewables are too intermittent. … Continue reading Natural gas is the fuel of choice

New Williams video details “trenchless” pipeline construction method

New Williams video details “trenchless” pipeline construction method

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, they are sometimes built across rivers, highways or other features where traditional open-cut pipeline construction isn’t feasible. In these cases, pipeline companies like Williams sometimes use a technically advanced construction method known as horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Horizontal directional drilling is a … Continue reading New Williams video details “trenchless” pipeline construction method

Construction kicks off on Gulf Connector project

Construction kicks off on Gulf Connector project

Construction officially kicked off Feb. 8 on Williams’ Gulf Connector Expansion Project, which is designed to bring more gas to two LNG export terminals on the Gulf Coast. Initial construction activities are including contractor mobilization, environmental training and site preparation at the locations of the three new pipeline compressor facilities in southeast Texas. The Gulf Connector … Continue reading Construction kicks off on Gulf Connector project

Williams welcomes students for Panther Shadow Day at Pittsburgh Office

Williams welcomes students for Panther Shadow Day at Pittsburgh Office

Williams’ Pittsburgh office recently hosted students from the University of Pittsburgh for Panther Shadow Day, where they met with leaders and learned about working at Williams. “Strategic partnerships such as University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Shadow Program are critical to Williams’ college recruiting and early career development strategy,” said Kelli Gebbia, manager, Learning & Early Career … Continue reading Williams welcomes students for Panther Shadow Day at Pittsburgh Office