Pennsylvania gas production tops 6 Tcf in 2018

Pennsylvania gas production tops 6 Tcf in 2018

Unconventional natural gas production in Pennsylvania increased 14.2% in 2018, exceeding 6 Tcf for the first time and notching the largest annual increase since 2014, according to Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Based on data collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, unconventional operators produced 6.1 Tcf last year. IFO said from 2011-2018, production … Continue reading Pennsylvania gas production tops 6 Tcf in 2018

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

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

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

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s draft 2019 greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) shows that greenhouse gas emissions dropped significantly from 2005 to 2017, even as U.S. natural gas production reached record highs. The draft GHGI data shows total U.S. CO2 decreased approximately 14%, while methane emissions have fallen more than 4% since 2005. It is noteworthy that U.S. … Continue reading Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

According to EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators, wind, natural gas, and solar will lead the new electricity capacity in the United States in 2019. Meanwhile coal-fired generation will account for more than half of scheduled capacity retirements. The report says that this year the U.S. electric power sector will add 23.7 gigawatts (GW) of … Continue reading New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

Williams’ Southeastern Trail project receives favorable environmental assessment

Williams’ Southeastern Trail project receives favorable environmental assessment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently published its environmental assessment (EA) for Williams’ Southeastern Trail Project, concluding that the project would not significantly affect the environment. The Southeastern Trail Expansion Project creates additional firm transportation capacity to serve utility and local distribution companies located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The project consists of approximately 7.7 … Continue reading Williams’ Southeastern Trail project receives favorable environmental assessment