Small Wyoming town could see big economic gains from $300 million Williams hydrogen project

Wamsutter water tank


A $300 million hydrogen research project initiated two years ago by Williams Cos. could turn a small Wyoming town into quite a gold pot.

A natural gas distribution hub in Wamsutter might also attract the likes of billionaire Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy company.

Wamsutter, population about 200, is located along Interstate 80 between the cities of Rawlins and Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The Williams program, announced in 2022, involves hydrogen research the its Echo Springs plant located about 8 miles from Wamsutter. The Tulsa-based company hasn’t said much since announcing the start of the project.

But the Cowboy State Daily reports that SEC filings by Williams depict Wamsutter and the area as one of national importance for a natural gas distribution network that drew the attraction of the Oklahoma company.

The Williams project is formally known as the Overthrust Westbound Compression Expansion Project, and includes several major upgrades to the company’s gas transmission pipeline from Wamsutter to Wyoming’s southwestern border with Utah, according to the newspaper.

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