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Transco pipeline delivers record volumes

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With current cold weather conditions in the US, Williams Partners L.P. has delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate gas pipeline, providing essential services to gas distribution companies, power generators and other customers located along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast.

The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New York City, delivered a record-breaking 15.58 million dekatherms on 5 January 2018. The system also established a new three-day market area delivery record, averaging 14.90 million dekatherms from 4 – 6 January 2018.

These natural gas delivery records were made possible thanks to additional firm transportation capacity created by five fully-contracted Transco expansions completed in 2017. Additonally, Transco’s ‘Big 5’ expansions added more than 2.8 million dekatherms of firm transportation capacity to the existing pipeline system.

“The incremental capacity from the fully-contracted Transco expansion projects placed into service in 2017 reflects an increase of more than 25% in Transco’s design capacity – which helped us be in position to meet the growing demand needs of our customers,” said Alan Armstrong, CEO of Williams Partners’ general partner. “Our focused strategy on natural gas infrastructure in support of consistent and sustainable growth in gas volumes continues to enhance our ability to meet the increasing demand for natural gas for heating, industrial use, clean-power generation and LNG as highlighted by these recent delivery records.”

As natural gas demand continues to increase, construction is currently underway on two additional Transco projects (Atlantic Sunrise and Garden State Phase II), which are designed to create approximately 1.9 million dekatherms of additional pipeline capacity in 2018.

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