Transco expansion helps meet growing heating and power generation demand

Transco expansion helps meet growing heating and power generation demand

Williams has successfully placed into full service its Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system to meet growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers. The Rivervale South to Market project provides 190,000 dekatherms of firm natural gas service (enough natural gas to meet the daily needs … Continue reading Transco expansion helps meet growing heating and power generation demand

Natural gas leads clean electricity production

Natural gas leads clean electricity production

Former assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, J. Winston Porter, penned a recent op-ed for The Hill highlighting the ascendance of natural gas for electric power generation, which has risen from about 20 percent seven years ago to 35 percent now. According to Porter, during the past 10 years natural gas has emerged as a pillar … Continue reading Natural gas leads clean electricity production

Williams seeks FERC approval for Leidy South Project

Williams seeks FERC approval for Leidy South Project

Williams’ Transco interstate pipeline filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization for its Leidy South project, which is proposed to connect robust supplies of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica producing regions in Pennsylvania with markets along the Atlantic Seaboard by the 2021-2022 winter heating season. The $531 million … Continue reading Williams seeks FERC approval for Leidy South Project

Forbes: The globalizing natural gas market

Forbes: The globalizing natural gas market

Forbes columnist Jude Clemente writes that since the U.S. shale revolution took flight in 2008, natural gas production has risen 60 percent to nearly 90 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). In fact, the U.S. now accounts for 22 percent of total global gas production and yields 25 percent more gas than the second closest … Continue reading Forbes: The globalizing natural gas market

New scientific study touts climate benefits of gas over coal

New scientific study touts climate benefits of gas over coal

A recent scientific study published in Science Nordic shows that the coal-to-gas shift is not only central to achieving greenhouse gas reductions, but that the risk of methane leakage is considerably smaller than the climate benefits of such a transition. In the study titled “Asserting the climate benefits of the coal-to-gas shift across temporal and … Continue reading New scientific study touts climate benefits of gas over coal

U.S energy consumption sets new record

U.S energy consumption sets new record

Energy consumption in the United States hit a record high last year, surpassing the previous record set more than a decade ago. The Department of Energy reported that overall energy use reached 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units in 2018, an increase of 4% from the previous year and 0.3% higher than the earlier record set in 2007. … Continue reading U.S energy consumption sets new record

Wall Street Journal, Williams CEO, highlight need for natural gas infrastructure

Wall Street Journal, Williams CEO, highlight need for natural gas infrastructure

Williams CEO Alan Armstrong was among those quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article highlighting the need for additional natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the U.S. In the feature story published July 8 titled, “The U.S. Is Overflowing With Natural Gas. Not Everyone Can Get It,” Armstrong and others help tell the story of … Continue reading Wall Street Journal, Williams CEO, highlight need for natural gas infrastructure

Operation Cooperation: Tabletop exercise aims to bolster resilience

Operation Cooperation: Tabletop exercise aims to bolster resilience

Staff from PJM Interconnection and Williams came together at the PJM offices recently to coordinate their responses to a simulated pipeline outage in the midst of a winter cold snap, in the first of what will be an annual exercise to improve how the natural gas pipeline system and the electric grid work together under … Continue reading Operation Cooperation: Tabletop exercise aims to bolster resilience

U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. natural gas production grew by 10.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2018, an 11% increase from 2017. The growth was the largest annual increase in production on record, reaching a record high for the second consecutive year. As natural gas production increased, the volume … Continue reading U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

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