Williams recently announced that it had placed into service an expansion of its Transco pipeline system to increase natural gas delivery capacity to New York City by 115,000 dekatherms per day in time for the 2017/2018 heating season. That is enough to heat about half a million homes.
The New York Bay Expansion provides additional firm transportation capacity for much-needed incremental natural gas supplies to National Grid, the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S. The company provides service to 1.8 million customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.
“As we have seen with the recent storms that have devastated other states and neighboring regions, the security of energy supply needs to be protected and enhanced. A secure and resilient supply of natural gas is critical to the local New York City and Long Island communities we serve,” said Ken Daly, President, National Grid New York. “Williams’ New York Bay Expansion project will help ensure safe, reliable and secure energy to meet our customers’ needs.”
The New York Bay Expansion Project included horsepower additions at three existing Transco compressor facilities, in addition to modifications to existing meter and regulator stations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
Transco, the nation’s largest-volume and fastest-growing interstate natural gas pipeline system, has reliably served New York City for more than 60 years and currently delivers about half of all of the natural gas consumed in the city.