Culture, relationships drive 30 years of safe operations

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On Dec. 8, 2016, the team at the Conway Fractionator in Kansas had a tremendous achievement to celebrate: 30 years without a work-related lost time injury or accident. Rob Burton, supervisor of Operations at the Fractionator, agreed there is a lot of pride associated with the milestone. “I’m very proud of the operations and maintenance … Continue reading Culture, relationships drive 30 years of safe operations

EPA: Methane emissions fall as production continues to rise

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the latest draft of its annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI), showing that methane emissions from oil and natural gas systems continue to fall at the same time production has continued to gradually increase. The report says that methane emissions from natural gas systems have decreased 18.6 percent … Continue reading EPA: Methane emissions fall as production continues to rise

Application deadline approaching for Pennsylvania community grants

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Pennsylvania organizations that support emergency services, environmental preservation, youth and senior services are eligible for funding provided by the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program. Established in 2015, the program is intended to benefit community organizations in areas affected by Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. The fourth cycle online application deadline is March 1, 2017. For … Continue reading Application deadline approaching for Pennsylvania community grants

Williams employees lend guidance, expertise at STEM workshop

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Earlier this month, Pittsburgh-area Williams employees volunteered their time and knowledge to help 132 local students prepare for the fourth annual Williams Fluid Power Challenge, a two-part competition facilitated by SMC Business Councils designed to generate interest among middle school students in the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The first part of … Continue reading Williams employees lend guidance, expertise at STEM workshop

Natural gas helped drive energy costs to record lows

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American consumers are now spending less of their incomes on energy than ever before in the modern era. That is according to the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which was recently released by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy. The factbook found that record-low natural gas prices enabled consumers … Continue reading Natural gas helped drive energy costs to record lows

Colorado Conservation districts appreciate “donation”

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A clerical error in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, caused Williams and other companies to pay unnecessary property taxes that benefitted the White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts. Instead of asking for the money back, Williams agreed to waive the reimbursements because of the impact it would have on the conservation districts. According to the … Continue reading Colorado Conservation districts appreciate “donation”

Leave No Trace is more than a motto

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Sustainability and scouting go hand-in-hand, as the Boy Scouts of America have been a leader in conservation, working since 1910 to preserve our environment. “Leave No Trace” is the act of leaving the environment in a better place than you found it. Today, Feb. 8, annually recognizes National Boy Scout Day and two Williams employees … Continue reading Leave No Trace is more than a motto

Keeping streams clean in Northcentral Pennsylvania

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A grant to Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) through the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program helped the organization take the first step in their efforts to improve streams in agricultural areas being compromised due to erosion, sediment and run-off from agricultural operations. NPC also was able to get matching funds for the grant through the PA … Continue reading Keeping streams clean in Northcentral Pennsylvania

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

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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

Creating transformative high school internships

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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