Williams helps veterans enjoy nature, begin healing

Williams helps veterans enjoy nature, begin healing

When it comes to Williams’ ongoing efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen and community partner, environmental stewardship and supporting veterans and first responders are at the top of our list of priorities. While we love participating in programs that support either of these causes, we’re even more energized when we can be involved with … Continue reading Williams helps veterans enjoy nature, begin healing

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

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

EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released is Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for 2016. Among the findings, the electric power sector decreased its releases of air toxics in 2016 by 35% from the prior year’s level. This was partially due to the increase in the utilization of natural gas and the continued shift away from coal … Continue reading EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

Natural gas and renewables: The Dynamic Duo

Natural gas and renewables: The Dynamic Duo

Watch this video from Interstate Natural Gas Association of America: In the United States alone, there are over 52,000 operating utility-scale wind turbines and nearly 1.6 million solar installations. As abundant as they have become, it’s not always possible to install them and leave them alone to let them do their work, especially when you are dealing in large … Continue reading Natural gas and renewables: The Dynamic Duo

Restoring the pipeline right of way

Restoring the pipeline right of way

Installing pipeline infrastructure is a complex construction undertaking, requiring heavy equipment, sophisticated machinery and lots and lots of digging. However, not long after construction is complete, there’s actually very little evidence that a pipeline is underground. For example, just two years ago Williams installed an 11-mile pipeline lateral connecting its Transco natural gas pipeline to … Continue reading Restoring the pipeline right of way

NYC report shows how growing natural gas usage has helped clean city’s air

NYC report shows how growing natural gas usage has helped clean city’s air

According to a new report, the expanded use of natural gas combined with increases in energy efficiency has helped New York City’s largest buildings reduced carbon emissions by 14 percent and energy use by 10 percent between 2010 and 2015. The new report, “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan,” was issued by the mayor’s office, the Urban Green … Continue reading NYC report shows how growing natural gas usage has helped clean city’s air

U.S. emissions continue to fall, thanks to natural gas

U.S. emissions continue to fall, thanks to natural gas

New data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) attributes significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions to the growing switch to natural gas-fired electricity generation. According to the EIA, 63 percent of energy-related carbon emissions reduction in 2016 can be credited to the utilization of clearner-burning natural gas for electricity generation. Data from the EIA shows that … Continue reading U.S. emissions continue to fall, thanks to natural gas

Climate group says natural gas responsible for emissions decline

Climate group says natural gas responsible for emissions decline

A recent article in Forbes Magazine says that natural gas’ growing share of electricity production has been the single largest driver of declining U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. In fact,natural gas has reduced 50% more emissions since 2005 than wind and solar power combined. The article posted Sept. 12, titled, “Climate Group: Natural Gas, Not Renewables, Is Largest Factor In … Continue reading Climate group says natural gas responsible for emissions decline

Ohio Chamber tours Harrison Hub

Ohio Chamber tours Harrison Hub

Earlier this month, members from the Ohio Chamber, along with Representative Andy Thompson took a tour of our Harrison Hub facility in Scio, OH. Read the Ohio Chamber’s post about the visit on their All for Ohio blog here. Below is an excerpt from the post: “Top priorities at these sites are safety and protecting … Continue reading Ohio Chamber tours Harrison Hub