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

International association recognizes Williams for project public engagement

International association recognizes Williams for project public engagement

Williams was recently recognized by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2-USA) for its work in engaging with and collaborating with the public and other stakeholders during the planning phase of the Atlantic Sunrise project. The IAP2 is an international federation of professionals in 26 countries working to advance the practice of public participation. During the awards ceremony … Continue reading International association recognizes Williams for project public engagement

Intern Instagram takeover recap

Intern Instagram takeover recap

This summer, Cristin, one of our summer interns, took over our Instagram account to show you a day in the life of a Williams intern in Horseheads, New York. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the takeover. Be sure to follow Williams on Instagram @williamsenergy for all the latest updates and pictures. … Continue reading Intern Instagram takeover recap

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

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

An op-ed by New York State Senator Thomas F. O’Mara stressed the importance of adequate natural gas infrastructure as the state aggressively pursues its environmental goals. In an article titled “Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix,” Sen. O’Mara writes, “We can keep the lights and heat on and emissions down, but only if we stop … Continue reading Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

The U.S. remains a global natural gas powerhouse. In a recent  column, Forbes magazine contributor Robert Rapier analyzes data from the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy which shows that last year the U.S. maintained a healthy lead as the global natural gas king. According to Rapier, in 2017 the U.S. produced an average of 71.1 … Continue reading Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

According to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this month, electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants is expected to reach new highs in 2018 and 2019 — increasing from 32 percent in 2017 to 35 percent in 2019. In addition, the EIA forecasts that dry natural gas production will … Continue reading Natural gas having another record-breaking summer