Giving back is just how we do business

Giving back is just how we do business

“Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.” – John Rockefeller What would you do with $9.4 million? You could buy singer Katy Perry’s house in Los Angeles. You could have bought out football coach Charlie Strong’s contract for the University of Texas. Or, you could give it away. In 2018, Williams … Continue reading Giving back is just how we do business

New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

Thanks to natural gas, New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a state report by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Williams provides approximately half of the natural gas consumed in New York City and Long Island through its Transco natural gas pipeline system. According to the CEA report, families saved close … Continue reading New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

Construction kicks off on phase II of Hillabee Project

Construction kicks off on phase II of Hillabee Project

Construction activities are officially underway on the second phase of Williams’ Hillabee Expansion project. Initial construction activities have included contractor mobilization, environmental training and site preparation at the location of a nearly seven-mile pipeline loop (known as the Rock Springs Loop) planned in Choctaw County, Ala. Work on the nearly four-mile Verbena Loop in Chilton County, Ala., … Continue reading Construction kicks off on phase II of Hillabee Project

Natural gas proves resilient during recent cold snap

Natural gas proves resilient during recent cold snap

At the end of January, substantial stretches of the country braced themselves for what turned out to be record-breaking cold temperatures. Schools and businesses closed, flights were canceled, and some Midwesterners demonstrated that boiling water, when tossed from a stockpot, froze before hitting the ground. It was cold. Chicago measured its second-coldest day on record, at 23 … Continue reading Natural gas proves resilient during recent cold snap

U.S. Chamber report demonstrates need for Northeast pipelines

U.S. Chamber report demonstrates need for Northeast pipelines

The lack of pipeline infrastructure in the Northeast has resulted in some of the highest electricity rates in the nation for families and business—and it will only get worse, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. The installment is part of the Energy Institute’s “Energy Accountability Series” asks the question: “What … Continue reading U.S. Chamber report demonstrates need for Northeast pipelines

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s draft 2019 greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) shows that greenhouse gas emissions dropped significantly from 2005 to 2017, even as U.S. natural gas production reached record highs. The draft GHGI data shows total U.S. CO2 decreased approximately 14%, while methane emissions have fallen more than 4% since 2005. It is noteworthy that U.S. … Continue reading Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

According to EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators, wind, natural gas, and solar will lead the new electricity capacity in the United States in 2019. Meanwhile coal-fired generation will account for more than half of scheduled capacity retirements. The report says that this year the U.S. electric power sector will add 23.7 gigawatts (GW) of … Continue reading New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

Williams’ Southeastern Trail project receives favorable environmental assessment

Williams’ Southeastern Trail project receives favorable environmental assessment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently published its environmental assessment (EA) for Williams’ Southeastern Trail Project, concluding that the project would not significantly affect the environment. The Southeastern Trail Expansion Project creates additional firm transportation capacity to serve utility and local distribution companies located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The project consists of approximately 7.7 … Continue reading Williams’ Southeastern Trail project receives favorable environmental assessment

Williams’ Transco Pipeline delivers record volumes this winter

Williams’ Transco Pipeline delivers record volumes this winter

Williams recently delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate gas pipeline, providing essential services to gas distribution companies, power generators, LNG exports and other customers located along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast. The nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record-breaking 15.68 million dekatherms (MMdt) on Jan. 21, … Continue reading Williams’ Transco Pipeline delivers record volumes this winter

New York utility highlights importance of Williams’ pipeline project

New York utility highlights importance of Williams’ pipeline project

A recent Newsday article highlighted the importance of Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement Project. The Feb. 1 article quotes National Grid New York president John Bruckner advocating for the Transco pipeline expansion which is designed to provide 400 million cubic feet per day of additional natural gas service to customers in New York City and Long Island. Bruckner tells Newsday … Continue reading New York utility highlights importance of Williams’ pipeline project