Williams Seeks FERC approval for project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

Williams Seeks FERC approval for project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

Williams Partners has announced that Transco has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization for its Southeastern Trail expansion project, which would create 296,375 dekatherms per day of additional firm transportation capacity to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. for the 2020/2021 winter heating season. The company has executed … Continue reading Williams Seeks FERC approval for project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

Construction approved to begin on Transco project to serve Louisiana chemical plant

Construction approved to begin on Transco project to serve Louisiana chemical plant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a request from Williams to begin construction on the St. James Supply natural gas expansion project, which would deliver additional gas supplies from the Transco pipeline to a new methanol manufacturing plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The project, which was approved by the FERC Jan. 18,  will deliver … Continue reading Construction approved to begin on Transco project to serve Louisiana chemical plant

FERC issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for NESE project

FERC issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for NESE project

Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project reached a major milestone March 23 when it received notice that that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), concluding that environmental impacts would be reduced to “less than significant levels” with the implementation of mitigation measures proposed by the company and FERC. … Continue reading FERC issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for NESE project

Garden State project placed into service

Garden State project placed into service

Williams has placed into service the facilities constructed as part of Phase 2 of the Garden State Expansion Project, an expansion of the Transco pipeline system designed to deliver 180,000 dekatherms a day of additional natural gas capacity to New Jersey Natural Gas. Phase 1 of the project was placed into service in September 2017. … Continue reading Garden State project placed into service

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment of Rivervale South to Market Project

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment of Rivervale South to Market Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently completed its environmental assessment for Williams’ Rivervale South to Market natural gas pipeline project, concluding that the project would not significantly affect the environment. The Rivervale South to Market project is a 190,000 dekatherms per day expansion of the Transco interstate natural gas pipeline to provide additional service to natural gas consumers … Continue reading FERC Issues Environmental Assessment of Rivervale South to Market Project

New Williams video details “trenchless” pipeline construction method

New Williams video details “trenchless” pipeline construction method

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, they are sometimes built across rivers, highways or other features where traditional open-cut pipeline construction isn’t feasible. In these cases, pipeline companies like Williams sometimes use a technically advanced construction method known as horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Horizontal directional drilling is a … Continue reading New Williams video details “trenchless” pipeline construction method

Construction kicks off on Gulf Connector project

Construction kicks off on Gulf Connector project

Construction officially kicked off Feb. 8 on Williams’ Gulf Connector Expansion Project, which is designed to bring more gas to two LNG export terminals on the Gulf Coast. Initial construction activities are including contractor mobilization, environmental training and site preparation at the locations of the three new pipeline compressor facilities in southeast Texas. The Gulf Connector … Continue reading Construction kicks off on Gulf Connector project

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

Building pipeline station will bring jobs, tax monies

Building pipeline station will bring jobs, tax monies

A recent article in the Victoria Advocate provides an update on the construction of Williams’ Gulf Connector project, which was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in November 2017.   The paper notes that construction of the approximately $200 million project is on schedule to begin in February 2018, requiring a crew of  approximately 100 workers to construct the … Continue reading Building pipeline station will bring jobs, tax monies

New York City gas infrastructure needs to be expanded

New York City gas infrastructure needs to be expanded

A recent op-ed appearing in Cranes New York Business highlights the need for expanding access to natural gas infrastructure in New York City. The article was penned  by Charlene Nimmons, the former resident association president for Wyckoff Garden Houses in Brooklyn and the CEO of Public Housing Communities Inc. Nimmons calls attention to the plight of thousands … Continue reading New York City gas infrastructure needs to be expanded