FERC Approves Williams Partners Eastern Expansion Projects

Williams Operations and Assets; Source: http://co.williams.com/expansionprojects/

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given Williams Partners approval for the New York Bay expansion and Virginia Southside II expansion projects.

The New York Bay expansion project involves expanding Williams’ Transco interstate natural gas pipeline to provide additional services to New York City. Williams submitted an application in June, 2015 to FERC, who requires pipeline operators to obtain a federal Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, in addition to other state permits, before pipeline construction can begin.

The Virginia Southside II expansion project involves expanding the same natural gas pipeline to provide service to markets in southern Virginia during the fourth quarter of 2017. Williams submitted an application to FERC in March, 2015 for the project.

With the required FERC approval, Williams expects to begin construction on each project in the fourth quarter of this year and anticipates online service for both projects in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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