Williams Plans Expansion In Marcellus Shale

April 2010 Vol. 237 No. 4

After its midstream business signed a long-term agreement with Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. for natural gas gathering in Pennsylvania, Williams Partners announced plans for an expansion in the Marcellus Shale.

Plans call for a 28-mile pipeline that will gather gas from Cabot’s central delivery point in Susquehanna County and be delivered to Williams Partners’ Transco interstate gas pipeline in Luzerne County.

Construction is to begin on the 20-inch pipeline later this year and it is expected to be placed into service in 2011. The recent expansion plans represent the partnership’s second significant midstream expansion in the Marcellus Shale.