Northeast Supply Link
Williams’ Transco pipeline quietly, safely and reliably delivers natural gas to its customers through its 10,000-mile pipeline system, extending from Texas to New York. The Transco pipeline is a major transporter of natural gas in the northeastern United States, delivering much of the natural gas consumed in this region.
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Williams is developing a pipeline project to transport growing domestic natural gas supply to Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey markets. The Northeast Supply Link Project is designed to deliver approximately 250,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to the region by November 2013. It would involve the construction of 13 miles of additional pipe segments, called loops, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition to additional compression and existing facility modifications.
Natural gas is part of the solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, it emits much less carbon dioxide than either coal or oil – about 28% less than oil and 43% less than coal. The environmental advantages of natural gas have made it the fuel of choice for industries looking for ways to reduce air emissions. As a result, the need for additional pipeline infrastructure is increasing.
According to industry projections, the demand for natural gas in the northeast is expected to grow by more than 1 billion cubic feet per day by 2020. The Northeast Supply Link expansion will help meet that need by providing Transco’s customers in the northeast access to new, abundant sources of domestic natural gas supply. These new supply sources are located in close proximity to major natural gas markets, offering customers a greater level of supply diversity and reliability.
Before Williams can modify any of its transmission pipeline facilities, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requires pipeline operators like Williams to obtain a federal Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, in addition to various state and local permits. Williams filed a Certificate Application with the FERC in December 2011 seeking approval to construct the Northeast Supply Link Expansion project (Docket Number CP12-30). The project received federal approval in November 2012.
If you have questions about the project, contact Williams at email@example.com, or (866) 455-9103.