Alan Armstrong, CEO of Williams Companies, announced at the Reuters Global Energy Transition conference that Williams will complete two natural gas pipeline projects in New Jersey and Louisiana by the end of 2024
Armstrong said the first phase of the 0.83-billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) Regional Energy Access expansion in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland would provide about half the project's gas to customers in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The company said the project has been designed to minimize environmental impacts by maximizing the use of existing Transco infrastructure and rights of way. The preliminary design of the project consists of additional compression and selected new loop segments along the existing Transco corridor.
The New Jersey/Pennsylvania project will involve the establishment of a new electric motor-driven compressor facility (Station 201) in Gloucester County, New Jersey, along with the construction of a 22.3-mile, 30-inch pipe lateral in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and a 13.8-mile, 42-inch pipe loop in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
In June 2022, Williams announced that it reached a final investment decision (FID) to build its proposed Louisiana Energy Gateway (LEG) project to gather natural gas produced in the Haynesville shale basin.
The project is set to move 1.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of gas to several Gulf Coast markets, including its Transco gas pipe from Texas to the U.S. Northeast, industrial consumers and LNG export plants.