Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

On June 7 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released guidance on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that provides recommendations to clarify and streamline the 401 certification process and to promote greater investment in and certainty for national infrastructure projects while continuing to protect local water quality. Williams President and CEO Alan Armstrong says … Continue reading Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

The increased use of natural gas in electricity generation contributes to long-term “climate stabilization objectives,” according to a new study published in Nature. “We found that the coal-to-gas shift is consistent with climate stabilization objectives for the next 50-100 years. Our finding is robust under a range of leakage rates and uncertainties in emissions data and … Continue reading Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Junior Achievement inspires with STEM-focused career fair

Junior Achievement inspires with STEM-focused career fair

Wide-eyed and enamored with an interactive digital presentation of pipeline design, student Deborah Haney watched closely as she navigated scans of existing pipeline facilities with Mike Pool, a Williams design lead. Pool and other Williams employees spent the day volunteering with students like Haney at a hands-on career fair. The event brought in more than a … Continue reading Junior Achievement inspires with STEM-focused career fair

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

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

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