Williams Partners To Provide Additional Natural Gas Service To Northeast

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Williams Partners has received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to expand its Transco natural gas pipeline to provide an additional 250,000 Dth/d of incremental firm natural gas transportation capacity to serve growing markets in the Northeast by November 2013.
  The Northeast Supply Link project is designed to expand the Transco Leidy Line and Transco mainline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to transport domestic supplies of natural gas to growing northeastern markets.
  “The Northeast Supply Link Project leverages existing Transco pipeline infrastructure to provide robust Northeastern markets with access to abundant domestic natural gas supplies,” said Frank Ferazzi, vice president and general manager of Williams Partners’ gas pipeline business, East region.”
  The expansion project will primarily consist of approximately 12 miles of new pipe at various locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition to a new 25,000 horsepower compressor facility in Essex County, NJ, along with other facility modifications. The capital cost of the project is estimated to be $341 million.
  Compressor station construction was scheduled to begin in November 2012 with pipeline construction following in the spring of 2013. The project is scheduled to be placed into service in November 2013.
  Earlier this year, Williams Partners announced the proposed Leidy Southeast expansion project to provide firm transportation from various supply points along Transco’s Leidy Line to delivery points in the Southeast, ultimately terminating at its Zone 4 Market Pool in Alabama. The target in-service date for that project is December 2015.
  The Leidy Southeast expansion represents a portion of Williams’ previously announced Atlantic Access project, which proposed firm transportation options from various Marcellus shale supply regions in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A non-binding open season for the Atlantic Access project resulted in strong interest in expanding Transco’s Leidy Line, while other portions of the project continue to be discussed with potential shippers for a later in-service date.