New life for an old platform

New life for an old platform

After nearly two decades of handling billions of cubic feet of natural gas, Williams’ Canyon Station pipeline junction platform now serves a new purpose, sustaining a healthy Gulf of Mexico ecosystem as an artificial reef. The retired platform, located 60 miles off the coast of Alabama, was recently disassembled into two massive pieces. The 3,600-ton … Continue reading New life for an old platform

New book features highlights of Williams environmental stewardship program

New book features highlights of Williams environmental stewardship program

A new book highlighting innovative best practices in environmental conservation includes a case study on Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program. Titled ‘The Science of Strategic Conservation,’ the book is co-authored by Will Allen, Vice President, Conservation Services as well as Director of the Conservation Fund’s Strategic Conservation Planning program, and Kent Messer, Unidel H. Cosgrove … Continue reading New book features highlights of Williams environmental stewardship program

New York Times editorial highlights need to embrace cleaner natural gas

New York  Times editorial highlights need to embrace cleaner natural gas

A recent editorial in the New York Times highlights the importance of combating global warming by moving away from coal toward cleaner fuels, such as natural gas and renewables. Titled, “A Black and Sooty Mess,” the Aug. 22 piece by the New York Times Editorial Board says that tremendous progress has already been made, thanks in part … Continue reading New York Times editorial highlights need to embrace cleaner natural gas

Williams helps expand Pennsylvania wildlife habitat

Williams helps expand Pennsylvania wildlife habitat

Funding from Williams in connection with the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise project is creating an opportunity for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand wildlife habitat at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County, Pa. The donation is just one part of a larger voluntary mitigation program that Williams is coordinating through The Conservation Fund and U.S. Fish … Continue reading Williams helps expand Pennsylvania wildlife habitat

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

An op-ed by New York State Senator Thomas F. O’Mara stressed the importance of adequate natural gas infrastructure as the state aggressively pursues its environmental goals. In an article titled “Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix,” Sen. O’Mara writes, “We can keep the lights and heat on and emissions down, but only if we stop … Continue reading Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams is one of eight companies that have collaborated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop a best practice aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of natural gas pipeline construction. Dominion Energy, Enbridge, EQT Midstream Partners, Kinder Morgan, NiSource, Southern Company Gas, UGI Energy Services and Williams have committed to following the guidelines of the … Continue reading Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop again, thanks to natural gas

EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop again, thanks to natural gas

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.5 percent in 2016 from 2015 levels and 12 percent from 2005 levels, according to EPA’s most recent edition of the “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks.” The 2016 decline was largely a result of substitution from coal to natural gas consumption in the electric power sector and … Continue reading EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop again, thanks to natural gas

Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Thanks to the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration monthly report. The federal agency reported total fossil fuel consumption in the national power sector was at its lowest level since 1994. The report reads: … Continue reading Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

According to Carnegie Mellon University’s Power Sector Carbon Index (PSCI)— a quarterly report that tracks carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and intensity from the U.S. power sector — U.S. electricity generation CO2 emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1988. Natural gas’ share of the total electricity generation mix has increased 67 percent since 2005. The increased utilization … Continue reading Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

New York Times spotlights environmental effort funded by Williams

New York Times spotlights environmental effort funded by Williams

Recently, the New York Times published an op-ed highlighting an initiative Williams funded in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to treat endangered bats threatened by a deadly disease known as white-nose syndrome. The article titled “Fighting to Save America’s Bats” was penned by author Michael Taylor. He writes: “Twelve years ago white-nose syndrome was … Continue reading New York Times spotlights environmental effort funded by Williams

Students release trout in West Virginia

Students release trout in West Virginia

On a recent Friday afternoon in West Virginia, fifth grade classes from Union Elementary and Tennerton Elementary joined students from Hacker Valley Elementary to stock trout raised in their schools. The Trout in the Classroom program, initiated and funded by Trout Unlimited and Williams, has been going strong in Upshur County for eight years and … Continue reading Students release trout in West Virginia