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

Public, private partners celebrate acreage addition to Pennsylvania’s newest national wildlife refuge

Public, private partners celebrate acreage addition to Pennsylvania’s newest national wildlife refuge

Williams representatives participated in a special event Sept. 3 at the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge celebrating the completion of a historic project conserving 4,350 acres of important wildlife habitat and increasing public recreational access in Eastern Pennsylvania. The company joined federal, state, local and private partners who gathered to applaud the multi-year effort that has … Continue reading Public, private partners celebrate acreage addition to Pennsylvania’s newest national wildlife refuge

Williams works with Pennsylvania to protect rare species of woodrat

Williams works with Pennsylvania to protect rare species of woodrat

A peculiar rock structure on Williams’ pipeline right of way in Northumberland County, Pa., is helping to protect a rare species of woodrat. Williams partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to help protect the Allegheny woodrat, a threatened species once considered a common resident of Pennsylvania’s mountains. During right of way restoration work associated with … Continue reading Williams works with Pennsylvania to protect rare species of woodrat

Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Forbes columnist Jude Clemente writes that Pennsylvania has quietly become the second-most vital natural gas state, yielding more than 20 percent of all U.S. natural gas. In his article titled, “Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant,” Clemente says that Pennsylvania’s natural gas production increased nearly 15 percent in 2018, bolstered by the rush in … Continue reading Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Partnership helps conserve Pennsylvania acreage for migratory birds

Partnership helps conserve Pennsylvania acreage for migratory birds

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, The Conservation Fund, Berks Nature, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission have partnered with Williams to conserve vital acreage for migratory birds, announcing plans to protect and improve more than 77 acres of farmland located in the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge in Berks County, Pa. These lands are being conserved, in part, … Continue reading Partnership helps conserve Pennsylvania acreage for migratory birds

Atlantic Sunrise awards $102,100 in community grants to 24 organizations in Pennsylvania

Atlantic Sunrise awards $102,100 in community grants to 24 organizations in Pennsylvania

A total of 24 Pennsylvania organizations will benefit this fall from $102,100 in funding from Williams through the company’s semiannual Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant program. Williams awarded up to $10,000 each to eligible organizations in communities where the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project was constructed. One of the 24 recipients is the Renovo Police Department which … Continue reading Atlantic Sunrise awards $102,100 in community grants to 24 organizations in Pennsylvania

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

New book features highlights of Williams environmental stewardship program

New book features highlights of Williams environmental stewardship program

A new book highlighting innovative best practices in environmental conservation includes a case study on Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program. Titled ‘The Science of Strategic Conservation,’ the book is co-authored by Will Allen, Vice President, Conservation Services as well as Director of the Conservation Fund’s Strategic Conservation Planning program, and Kent Messer, Unidel H. Cosgrove … Continue reading New book features highlights of Williams environmental stewardship program

Williams helps expand Pennsylvania wildlife habitat

Williams helps expand Pennsylvania wildlife habitat

Funding from Williams in connection with the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise project is creating an opportunity for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand wildlife habitat at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County, Pa. The donation is just one part of a larger voluntary mitigation program that Williams is coordinating through The Conservation Fund and U.S. Fish … Continue reading Williams helps expand Pennsylvania wildlife habitat

Atlantic Sunrise project nearing completion

Atlantic Sunrise project nearing completion

Construction is nearing completion on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – a critical expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Williams is reporting that the project is targeted for mechanical completion beginning in August 2018, with full service (1.7 billion … Continue reading Atlantic Sunrise project nearing completion

Improved energy infrastructure critical to Pennsylvania economy

Improved energy infrastructure critical to Pennsylvania economy

The Allentown Morning Call published a guest column last month highlighting the importance of improving and expanding the critical infrastructure that powers America. Titled, “Improving energy infrastructure key to nation’s security, economy” author David Spigelmyer writes about the importance of energy infrastructure, noting that in the wake of the shale revolution it’s never been more important to heed that call … Continue reading Improved energy infrastructure critical to Pennsylvania economy