Rivervale South to Market project has been successfully placed into full service, Williams said. The project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system to meet growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers.
“The demand for clean, reliable natural gas is at an all-time high, particularly in the northeastern markets where it has had a direct impact on significantly improving regional air quality,” said Alan Armstrong, president and CEO of Williams. “The Rivervale South to Market project will continue this progress in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts by enhancing and expanding our existing Transco pipeline infrastructure.”
The construction on the Rivervale South to Market project began in early 2019. A portion of the Rivervale South to Market project (140,000 dekatherms per day) was placed into service on July 1, 2019. The remaining portion of the project (50,000 dekatherms per day) was placed into service on Sept. 1, 2019.
The project will provide 190,000 dekatherms of firm natural gas service by uprating 10.3 miles of existing Transco pipeline, adding less than a mile of new pipeline looping, and upgrading or modifying existing facilities, all in New Jersey. With this expansion, the Transco pipeline’s system-design capacity is increased to 17.2 million dekatherms per day.