Williams to face fight over Transco expansion in New Jersey

Huge Win on Williams Pipeline, But Fight Continues – Surfrider Foundation


Tulsa-based Williams Co. could be in for quite an environmental battle after winning federal government approval last week to expand its Transco pipeline in New Jersey.

A coalition of environmental groups came out against the approval granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The groups pan to fight the expansion of natural gas compressor stations in Branchburg and Old Bridge and build a new compressor station in West Deptford.

“We are pleased that FERC has issued its Certificate, which represents an important milestone for the Regional Energy Access (REA) expansion,” according to a statement from Williams.

“We look forward to continuing our work with regulators and other stakeholders on this critical project that will enhance existing energy infrastructure and increase much-needed access to clean and reliable natural gas for consumers in the Northeast and particularly our customers in New Jersey. We commend FERC’s leadership for their continued commitment to a thorough yet efficient permitting process.”

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