Pennsylvania reaches clean power goals, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania reaches clean power goals, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell says that his state has already met its Clean Power Plan goals, thanks to increased utilization of cleaner-burning natural gas. McDonnell was quoted during a recent state hearing: “We were already well on our way in large part – and have actually since met what were proposed [Clean Power … Continue reading Pennsylvania reaches clean power goals, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Forbes columnist Jude Clemente writes that Pennsylvania has quietly become the second-most vital natural gas state, yielding more than 20 percent of all U.S. natural gas. In his article titled, “Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant,” Clemente says that Pennsylvania’s natural gas production increased nearly 15 percent in 2018, bolstered by the rush in … Continue reading Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

This week, Williams commissioned the Fort Lupton III gas plant in Fort Lupton, Colorado, to process natural gas for our customers in the Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin. The expansion increases gas processing capacity from 60 MMcf/d to 260 MMcf/d. It also integrates with existing infrastructure of pipelines and compressor stations, and prepares Williams for additional … Continue reading Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

Pipeline opposition undermines environmental progress and safety

Pipeline opposition undermines environmental progress and safety

In the Forbes article titled Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety, author Brigham McCown makes the case that pipelines are critical to our daily lives, and vocal opposition to pipeline projects is often misguided. McCown, a former federal government safety regulator, points out that the benefits of pipelines far outweigh the costs. He … Continue reading Pipeline opposition undermines environmental progress and safety

Construction begins on Gateway Expansion

Construction begins on Gateway Expansion

Contractor mobilization and initial construction activities have commenced for Williams’ Gateway Expansion Project in New Jersey. The project is targeted to be placed into service in time for the 2020/2021 winter heating season. The project requires the installation of additional electric horsepower and ancillary equipment at Transco compressor station 303 in Essex County, N.J., in addition to … Continue reading Construction begins on Gateway Expansion

New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

Thanks to natural gas, New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a state report by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Williams provides approximately half of the natural gas consumed in New York City and Long Island through its Transco natural gas pipeline system. According to the CEA report, families saved close … Continue reading New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

Construction kicks off on phase II of Hillabee Project

Construction kicks off on phase II of Hillabee Project

Construction activities are officially underway on the second phase of Williams’ Hillabee Expansion project. Initial construction activities have included contractor mobilization, environmental training and site preparation at the location of a nearly seven-mile pipeline loop (known as the Rock Springs Loop) planned in Choctaw County, Ala. Work on the nearly four-mile Verbena Loop in Chilton County, Ala., … Continue reading Construction kicks off on phase II of Hillabee Project

Natural gas proves resilient during recent cold snap

Natural gas proves resilient during recent cold snap

At the end of January, substantial stretches of the country braced themselves for what turned out to be record-breaking cold temperatures. Schools and businesses closed, flights were canceled, and some Midwesterners demonstrated that boiling water, when tossed from a stockpot, froze before hitting the ground. It was cold. Chicago measured its second-coldest day on record, at 23 … Continue reading Natural gas proves resilient during recent cold snap

U.S. Chamber report demonstrates need for Northeast pipelines

U.S. Chamber report demonstrates need for Northeast pipelines

The lack of pipeline infrastructure in the Northeast has resulted in some of the highest electricity rates in the nation for families and business—and it will only get worse, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. The installment is part of the Energy Institute’s “Energy Accountability Series” asks the question: “What … Continue reading U.S. Chamber report demonstrates need for Northeast pipelines