Williams subsidiary gets approval for $980 million pipeline project in New Jersey

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Federal regulators signed off on approval of a $980 million expansion of the Transco pipeline in the northeast, a line owned by a Williams Company subsidiary.

State officials were joined by environmental groups in fighting the expansion of the interstate natural gas pipeline, claiming the expansion would only hit ratepayers with unnecessary costs for new natural gas capacity.

But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted to grant a certificate to Transco allowing the company to build compressor stations in New Jersey and construct new pipeline segments in Pennsylvania.

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