A unit of Williams is holding an open season from Oct. 4 to Nov. 5 to obtain shipper interest in an expansion of its Transco pipeline system to serve markets in the Northeast by November 2010.
The Northeast Connector Expansion would create incremental firm transportation capacity from an interconnection with Williams' proposed Rockies Connector Pipeline near Transco's Station 195 in southeastern Pennsylvania to delivery points in Transco's Zone Six in the northeastern United States. Williams will determine the capacity, scope and cost of the expansion based on the results of this open season.
An open season is currently underway for Williams' Rockies Connector Pipeline, which is being designed to provide access to Rockies natural gas supply at Transco's Station 195.
"The Northeast Connector Expansion is the final link in the path to connect the Rocky Mountain supply basins to growing markets in the Northeast," said Phil Wright , president of Williams' natural gas pipeline business. "Incremental supplies at Station 195 from Rockies Connector combined with Transco's existing infrastructure in the region provide the basis for an attractively-priced expansion, sized and timed to meet market requirements. As such, assuming a successful open season for Rockies Connector, Williams is very interested in developing the Northeast Connector Expansion."
Both projects are subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
For customer inquiries, contact Nancy Hargrove at (713) 215-2926.
Williams, through its subsidiaries, primarily finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The company also manages a wholesale power business. Williams' operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, southern California and Eastern Seaboard.