Williams Cos. Asks Feds to Approve Gas Project for Northeast U.S.

Tulsa-based Williams Partners L.P. says its Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, LLC has asked for federal approval to create a new $127 million system to supply the northeast with more natural gas.

The company filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval of what it calls its “Rivervale South to Market” project. It would create 190,000 dekatherms a day of transportation capacity to northeastern markets in time for the 2019 and 2020 winter heating season.

It isn’t a long pipeline project—only about ten miles. The project will consist of uprating 10.35 miles of existing Transco pipeline adding a pipeline loop less than a mile in length. Upgrades and modifications to existing pipeline operations in New Jersey are part of the project.

If FERC approves the project, Williams Cos. expects it to be operational by Nov. 1, 2019.

Frank Ferazzi, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic – Gulf operating area, said, “The demand for clean-burning, affordable natural gas continues to climb, particularly in markets like New Jersey and New York City. The Rivervale South to Market project is especially attractive because it leverages existing Transco pipeline infrastructure, helping meet our customers’ energy needs by upgrading existing facilities, resulting in a very limited project footprint.”natural gas to heat their homes. The Rivervale South to Market project will serve to further those efforts.”

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