Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy recently released the 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. Among the findings, natural gas and renewables combined to generate 50 percent of U.S. electricity in 2017, up from 31 percent in 2008. Natural gas retained its position as the No. 1 electricity generation producer in the U.S. … Continue reading Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

“Young Engineer of the Year” helps keep Williams infrastructure safe

“Young Engineer of the Year” helps keep Williams infrastructure safe

There’s a lot that goes into ensuring Williams’ large-scale energy infrastructure is built and continually operates in a manner that is safe, reliable and environmentally responsible. There’s pre-construction analysis and planning. There are rigorous internal protocols and stringent regulations with which we comply throughout the construction and operation lifecycles. There’s the employment of high-tech testing … Continue reading “Young Engineer of the Year” helps keep Williams infrastructure safe

Natural gas is the fuel of choice

Natural gas is the fuel of choice

Covering the annual energy conference CERTAWeek last week, Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson writes about the rising popularity of natural gas in his March 9 column, “Coal is out and oil is fading, making natural gas the fossil fuel of choice.” Tomlinson writes: “Coal is too dirty. Oil is too messy. And renewables are too intermittent. … Continue reading Natural gas is the fuel of choice

Williams welcomes students for Panther Shadow Day at Pittsburgh Office

Williams welcomes students for Panther Shadow Day at Pittsburgh Office

Williams’ Pittsburgh office recently hosted students from the University of Pittsburgh for Panther Shadow Day, where they met with leaders and learned about working at Williams. “Strategic partnerships such as University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Shadow Program are critical to Williams’ college recruiting and early career development strategy,” said Kelli Gebbia, manager, Learning & Early Career … Continue reading Williams welcomes students for Panther Shadow Day at Pittsburgh Office

EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released is Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for 2016. Among the findings, the electric power sector decreased its releases of air toxics in 2016 by 35% from the prior year’s level. This was partially due to the increase in the utilization of natural gas and the continued shift away from coal … Continue reading EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

Improved natural gas access can help address NYC’s heating woes

Improved natural gas access can help address NYC’s heating woes

The New York Daily News recently reported that more than 320,000 public housing residents — or a staggering 80% — lost their heat or hot water at some point this winter. As frigid weather conditions continue to hammer the Northeast, the importance of reliable, cost-effective energy infrastructure has been a hot topic of conversation. “This winter had the … Continue reading Improved natural gas access can help address NYC’s heating woes

Natural Gas Works with Renewables to Meet Energy Needs

Natural Gas Works with Renewables to Meet Energy Needs

In a time when the U.S. is the world’s largest energy consumer, our nation is equipped with an abundant and versatile supply of resources. Ensuring we have the capacity to meet our energy needs is key, and that requires a diverse energy portfolio. Renewable energy, a quickly growing sector, is one piece of the puzzle. … Continue reading Natural Gas Works with Renewables to Meet Energy Needs

U.S. set to become ‘undisputed leader’ in oil and gas

U.S. set to become ‘undisputed leader’ in oil and gas

The Hill reports that a global energy chief foresees the United States becoming the “undisputed leader” in oil and gas production for “years to come.”   Fatih Birol, executive director for the International Energy Agency (IEA), made the comments while speaking at an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on … Continue reading U.S. set to become ‘undisputed leader’ in oil and gas

Pennsylvania natural gas production continues to climb

Pennsylvania natural gas production continues to climb

According to a report issued this month by the U.S. Energy Information Administration,  the shale gas boom in the northeastern U.S. has been the chief driver of growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012. The EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report says that natural gas production in the Appalachia region — namely the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays — … Continue reading Pennsylvania natural gas production continues to climb

Record-breaking year projected for natural gas production

Record-breaking year projected for natural gas production

Bloomberg recently reported that U.S. natural gas production is expected to have a record-breaking year in 2018. Quoting the Energy Information Administration’s latest short-term outlook, published on Jan. 9, Bloomberg reports that U.S. oil and natural gas output in 2018 would hit its highest level ever, saying: “This year isn’t just expected to see the highest U.S. natural … Continue reading Record-breaking year projected for natural gas production