Williams Announces Early In-Service Capacity for Critical Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects
Company credits proactive stakeholder outreach, robust COVID-19 mitigation measures and efficient project execution in delivering clean natural gas to key markets ahead of schedule
“Now more than ever, the essential natural gas infrastructure projects Williams delivers are critical to the United States’ clean energy future, and we take pride in living up to our long-rooted reputation of doing a good job on time,” said
The following projects attained early in-service capacity in the fourth quarter:
Transco’s Leidy South, an expansion of Williams’ existing
Pennsylvaniaenergy infrastructure, brought 125 MMcf/d of capacity on line in November with the remaining 457 MMcf/d expected to be complete in 2021. The expansion connects robust Appalachia natural gas supplies with growing demand centers along the Atlantic Seaboard and has received key state and federal permits, including a partial FERC Notice to Proceed.
Southeastern Trail, a Transcotransmission expansion project to serve growing demand in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S., commenced partial in-service of 150 MMcf/d in November and an additional 80 MMcf/d in December. The balance of the 296 MMcf/d project is expected to come on line in the first quarter of 2021.
- Bluestem Pipeline, a 120 Mbbls/d natural gas liquids (NGL) transportation pipeline that provides improved market access and liquidity for mixed NGLs, was completed under budget and began service in December, two months ahead of schedule.
With the growing urgency to transition to a low-carbon fuel future, Williams and its natural gas-focused strategy provide a practical and immediate path to reduce industry emissions, support the viability of renewables and grow a clean energy economy. As one of the nation’s largest gatherers, processors and transporters of natural gas, Williams plays a critical role in bringing this clean and affordable resource to electric generation, industry and homes.