Williams partners with Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve bird habitat

Williams partners with Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve bird habitat

Williams recently participated in a cooperative effort between the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Ruffed Grouse Society, Chief Oil & Gas, and Energy Transfer Partners to improve grouse and woodcock habitat on State Game Lands 12 and 36 in Franklin Township, Bradford County. The effort is the third and final phase of the 107-acre “Roughneck Aspen Management … Continue reading Williams partners with Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve bird habitat

Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds. Conducted by Black & Veatch Management Consulting, the report, “The Role of Natural Gas … Continue reading Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Increased global natural gas utilization has prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report. Although global energy emissions increased 1.7 percent in 2018, without an increase in global natural gas consumption, “the increase in emissions would have been more than 15 percent greater.” According to … Continue reading Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

While conducting maintenance on our Northwest Pipeline in Washington in 2017, Williams had the opportunity to participate in a restoration project for a tributary of Walter Creek. Today, water flows and fish swim in what used to be a barren creek bed. The Walker Creek Tributary Stream Restoration Project in Skagit County, Washington repaired a … Continue reading Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

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

More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

The Regulatory Review, a publication of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, published an article outlining how more pipelines and electricity transmission lines would make the fight against climate change more effective. Author Richard J. Pierce, Jr., of George Washington University Law School writes that it is impossible to engage in effective mitigation of climate … Continue reading More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

Partnership helps conserve Pennsylvania acreage for migratory birds

Partnership helps conserve Pennsylvania acreage for migratory birds

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, The Conservation Fund, Berks Nature, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission have partnered with Williams to conserve vital acreage for migratory birds, announcing plans to protect and improve more than 77 acres of farmland located in the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge in Berks County, Pa. These lands are being conserved, in part, … Continue reading Partnership helps conserve Pennsylvania acreage for migratory birds

Emergency Response Training 2018 grant winners

Emergency Response Training 2018 grant winners

Pipeline safety training and the possibility of winning $1,000 for your organization? Definitely a win-win all around. Each year, Williams gives a $1,000 grant to an emergency response organization in each of its three operating areas (OA) – West OA which includes operations in Shreveport, LA, the western half of Texas, western Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, … Continue reading Emergency Response Training 2018 grant winners

When it rains, it pours…support from Williams

When it rains, it pours…support from Williams

In recent years, and especially in 2018, the region that comprises Williams’ Northeast Gathering and Processing footprint – Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio – has been hit with significant rainfall. This has resulted in everything from flooding to slips in roadways, and has triggered a massive relief effort from Williams and many of the more … Continue reading When it rains, it pours…support from Williams

Panelists agree natural gas & renewables can work together

Panelists agree natural gas & renewables can work together

Panelists at the recent North American Gas Forum in Washington, D.C., agreed that synergy and innovation in both the natural gas and renewable energy sectors can help address surging energy demand both domestically and across the world. Chad Zamarin, Williams senior vice president of corporate strategic development,  was a speaker at the conference. SmartBrief reported October 24 that … Continue reading Panelists agree natural gas & renewables can work together

Joe Williams leaves Oklahoma a legacy of innovation and conservation

Joe Williams leaves Oklahoma a legacy of innovation and conservation

Joe Williams, visionary industry leader and conservationist, was the last member of the Williams family to head Williams Companies. Joe, the son of David Williams, one of the original co-founders of Williams, followed his cousin John Williams as CEO and served in that role from 1979 to 1994. Under Joe’s leadership from the company’s Tulsa … Continue reading Joe Williams leaves Oklahoma a legacy of innovation and conservation