Williams Pitches Open Season For Transco Pipeline’s Diamond East Project

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Williams initiated an open season from August 26 to September 23, 2014 for the Diamond East project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide firm natural gas transportation capacity to markets in the northeastern U.S. by mid-2018. The Diamond East project is being designed to provide up to 1 Bcf/d of new natural gas transportation capacity from receipt points along its Leidy line in Lycoming County, PA and Luzerne County, PA to its market pool at station 210 in Mercer County, NJ where it can provide supply diversity to Transco’s northeast market, including existing Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York local distribution companies and power generators. Diamond East will consist of additional compression and selected pipeline loop segments along the existing Transco pipeline corridor. Although the final capacity, scope and cost of the project will be determined by the results of the open season, it is anticipated that the project will include approximately 50 miles of pipeline looping and horsepower additions at existing Transco compressor facilities.