Williams Holds Open Season for Mid-Atlantic Expansion Project

October 2009 Vol. 236 No. 10

Williams’ Transco pipeline held a non-binding open season from July 14-Aug. 4 to obtain shipper commitments for an expansion designed to provide up to 150,000 Dth/d of firm transportation service to markets in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland.

The Mid-Atlantic Connector Expansion project is designed to provide service from an interconnection with East Tennessee Natural Gas in Rockingham County, NC to delivery points as far north as Transco’s interconnect with Columbia Gas Transmission in Montgomery County, MD. The proposed in-service date for the expansion is Nov. 1, 2012.

“This expansion provides Transco the opportunity to meet growing demand requirements for natural gas in its Mid-Atlantic market area,” said Phil Wright, president of Williams’ natural gas pipeline business. “It’s another in a long line of Transco expansions timed and sized to meet market needs.”

The level of market interest will determine the cost and pipeline facilities required for the expansion.