New Jersey needs reliable energy infrastructure

New Jersey needs reliable energy infrastructure

A recent op-ed in the NJ Spotlight emphasizes the importance of enhancements to ensure New Jersey’s energy infrastructure remains reliable and resilient. The piece recognizes the six-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which caused irreparable damage to New Jersey and the region.  “That storm and the severe storms we have seen since remind us of the need to ensure that … Continue reading New Jersey needs reliable energy infrastructure

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

When it rains, it pours…support from Williams

When it rains, it pours…support from Williams

In recent years, and especially in 2018, the region that comprises Williams’ Northeast Gathering and Processing footprint – Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio – has been hit with significant rainfall. This has resulted in everything from flooding to slips in roadways, and has triggered a massive relief effort from Williams and many of the more … Continue reading When it rains, it pours…support from Williams

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

New life for an old platform

New life for an old platform

After nearly two decades of handling billions of cubic feet of natural gas, Williams’ Canyon Station pipeline junction platform now serves a new purpose, sustaining a healthy Gulf of Mexico ecosystem as an artificial reef. The retired platform, located 60 miles off the coast of Alabama, was recently disassembled into two massive pieces. The 3,600-ton … Continue reading New life for an old platform