Our Pipeline, A Lifeline
It’s America’s biggest pipeline. And on bitterly cold winter days, millions just might consider it the best.
Our 10,000-mile Transco pipeline has a long history of connecting customers on the Eastern Seaboard with prolific natural gas supplies in the Gulf of Mexico. Utilities count on Williams to deliver the gas they need to keep homes and businesses warm on winter’s coldest days – including half of the gas consumed in New York City.
The key to this reliability? Our people.
“Our reliability goes back to dedication and hard work of our folks in the field, who make sure equipment is properly maintained and ready to run when it’s needed on those peak days,” says Rich Truxell, manager of Gas Control. “They are also available at all times to make sure the system stays online during inclement weather.”
Peak days on the Transco line can mean flowing nearly 10 billion cubic feet of natural gas ― enough to heat 40 million homes. Because the system is continually expanding to meet customer demand, new throughput records are set just about every winter and this winter was no exception.
Transco also set a three-day delivery record Jan. 22-24, averaging 9.9 million dekatherms per da
Current expansion plans seek to build on Williams’ presence in the prolific Marcellus Shale gas production region. Our planned Atlantic Access pipeline will connect East Coast customers with supplies from the Marcellus.
The Transco system also is expanding in the Southeast, where demand for natural gas is growing at a rate more than twice the national average. Recent projects – such as 85 North and Mobile Bay South — provide new access to Midcontinent shale gas for power generation customers in Florida, Alabama and North Carolina.
Together with our two other pipelines, Northwest and Gulfstream, we deliver about 14 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. on a given day.
Note: Most of Williams’ interstate gas pipeline assets are owned by Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), one of the largest energy master limited partnerships in the country. Williams owns approximately 75 percent of Williams Partners, including the controlling general partner interest.