Shale revolution strengthens U.S. energy security

Shale revolution strengthens U.S. energy security

Energy in Depth recently released a new infographic that illustrates how hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have transformed the United States’ fortunes from that of energy scarcity to energy abundance in just a decade’s time. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that U.S. crude oil and natural gas production increased 80 and 49 … Continue reading Shale revolution strengthens U.S. energy security

FERC approves Transco project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern U.S.

FERC approves Transco project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern U.S.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Aug. 10 issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to meet the growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers. The Rivervale South to Market project will create 190,000 … Continue reading FERC approves Transco project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern U.S.

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

An op-ed by New York State Senator Thomas F. O’Mara stressed the importance of adequate natural gas infrastructure as the state aggressively pursues its environmental goals. In an article titled “Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix,” Sen. O’Mara writes, “We can keep the lights and heat on and emissions down, but only if we stop … Continue reading Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

The U.S. remains a global natural gas powerhouse. In a recent  column, Forbes magazine contributor Robert Rapier analyzes data from the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy which shows that last year the U.S. maintained a healthy lead as the global natural gas king. According to Rapier, in 2017 the U.S. produced an average of 71.1 … Continue reading Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

According to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this month, electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants is expected to reach new highs in 2018 and 2019 — increasing from 32 percent in 2017 to 35 percent in 2019. In addition, the EIA forecasts that dry natural gas production will … Continue reading Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

Atlantic Sunrise project nearing completion

Atlantic Sunrise project nearing completion

Construction is nearing completion on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – a critical expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Williams is reporting that the project is targeted for mechanical completion beginning in August 2018, with full service (1.7 billion … Continue reading Atlantic Sunrise project nearing completion

Gateway project receives favorable Environmental Assessment from feds

Gateway project receives favorable Environmental Assessment from feds

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently published its environmental assessment (EA) for Williams’ Gateway Expansion project, concluding that the project would not significantly affect the environment. The Gateway Expansion project is a 65,000 dekatherms per day expansion of the Transco interstate natural gas pipeline to provide additional service to natural gas consumers in New Jersey and New … Continue reading Gateway project receives favorable Environmental Assessment from feds

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams is one of eight companies that have collaborated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop a best practice aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of natural gas pipeline construction. Dominion Energy, Enbridge, EQT Midstream Partners, Kinder Morgan, NiSource, Southern Company Gas, UGI Energy Services and Williams have committed to following the guidelines of the … Continue reading Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

U.S. remains the world’s top oil and gas producer

U.S. remains the world’s top oil and gas producer

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2017, reaching a record high. The United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2009, when U.S. natural gas production surpassed that of Russia, and the world’s top producer of petroleum … Continue reading U.S. remains the world’s top oil and gas producer

Natural gas execs see ‘century of supply’ in U.S. shale

Natural gas execs see ‘century of supply’ in U.S. shale

Reuters recently reported that natural gas production from U.S. shale fields can keep growing for decades, giving Washington a powerful diplomatic tool to counter the geopolitical influence of other global energy producers. The article quotes industry executives speaking at the triennial World Gas Conference in Washington. “We see a century of natural gas supply in U.S. shale. … Continue reading Natural gas execs see ‘century of supply’ in U.S. shale