Northeast fuel providers warn about winter heating supplies

Northeast fuel providers warn about winter heating supplies

Reuters reported that heating oil costs, particularly in the U.S. Northeast, are expected to hit four-year highs this winter. That’s driving consumers to request switching to cheaper natural gas, but that’s worrying utilities who say there will not be enough pipelines to handle demand in subsequent cold seasons. In an article titled, “Fuel providers warn … Continue reading Northeast fuel providers warn about winter heating supplies

Pennsylvania reports record year for natural gas production

Pennsylvania reports record year for natural gas production

Pennsylvania had a record year for natural gas production in 2017, making it the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States, the state Department of Environmental Protection recently reported. The Commonwealth produced 5.36 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2017 — about a quarter-trillion more than in 2016, according to PADEP’s 2017 Oil … Continue reading Pennsylvania reports record year for natural gas production

Preparing the next generation of operations employees

Preparing the next generation of operations employees

Williams partners with technical schools around the country to recruit the next generation of operations employees. This summer, 17 students participated in our Operations Intern Program, gaining hands-on experience in operating our assets. “The program allows Williams to identify high-performing, technical-savvy talent for our entry-level technician positions,” said Paige Cole, senior talent acquisition consultant. The … Continue reading Preparing the next generation of operations employees

Highlighting the benefits of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project

Highlighting the benefits of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project

A new infographic produced by Williams highlights the important benefits of the company’s proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project. The NESE project is a proposed $1 billion private investment that will improve the region’s energy infrastructure, allowing the existing pipeline network to transport an additional 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to consumers. Additionally, the NESE … Continue reading Highlighting the benefits of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project

Panelists agree natural gas & renewables can work together

Panelists agree natural gas & renewables can work together

Panelists at the recent North American Gas Forum in Washington, D.C., agreed that synergy and innovation in both the natural gas and renewable energy sectors can help address surging energy demand both domestically and across the world. Chad Zamarin, Williams senior vice president of corporate strategic development,  was a speaker at the conference. SmartBrief reported October 24 that … Continue reading Panelists agree natural gas & renewables can work together

Natural gas responsible for 61% of U.S. electricity CO2 reductions since 2005

Natural gas responsible for 61% of U.S. electricity CO2 reductions since 2005

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its annual report on energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States. The report credits increased natural gas usage as the primary reason the United States leads the world in CO2 reductions since 2005. According to the EIA report, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell by 47 … Continue reading Natural gas responsible for 61% of U.S. electricity CO2 reductions since 2005

Atlantic Sunrise project placed into full service

Atlantic Sunrise project placed into full service

After nearly a full year of greenfield pipeline construction, the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – a nearly $3 billion expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. – was placed into full service on Oct. 6, 2018. The historic project increases … Continue reading Atlantic Sunrise project placed into full service

U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas reaches $200 Billion

U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas reaches $200 Billion

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently announced that U.S. chemical and plastics industry investment linked to plentiful and affordable domestic supplies of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from shale formations has surpassed $200 billion. Since 2010, 333 chemical industry projects cumulatively valued at $202.4 billion have been announced, with 53 percent of the … Continue reading U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas reaches $200 Billion

Pennsylvania consumers saved more than $30 billion over 10 years from lower natural gas prices

Pennsylvania consumers saved more than $30 billion over 10 years from lower natural gas prices

Thanks to increased production and new technologies, which have decreased the price of natural gas, Pennsylvanians saved more than $30.5 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a new state report recently released by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Residential users alone saved almost $13.3 billion, while commercial and industrial users saved upwards of $17.2 billion, the report, … Continue reading Pennsylvania consumers saved more than $30 billion over 10 years from lower natural gas prices

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures were the lowest since 1970

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures were the lowest since 1970

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released a report that finds average U.S. energy costs fell 34 percent from 2008 to 2016, dropping from record-high levels to a “record-low energy expenditure share” in less than a decade. From the report: “U.S. energy expenditures declined for the fifth consecutive year, reaching $1.0 trillion in 2016, … Continue reading In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures were the lowest since 1970