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

Williams recognized for workplace equality efforts

Williams recognized for workplace equality efforts

Williams ranked well among industry peers on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. The index rates companies on detailed criteria in four broad categories: non-discrimination policies; employment benefits; an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility, including public commitment to … Continue reading Williams recognized for workplace equality efforts

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

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