Williams Partners Completes Expansion Projects

May 2011, Vol. 238 No. 5

Williams Partners L.P. placed into service two expansions on its Transco natural gas pipeline.

Placed into service May 1, new service from the Mobile Bay South II expansion project created an additional 380,000 Dth/d of southbound firm transportation capacity on the Mobile Bay Lateral from Transco’s mainline at Station 85 near Butler, AL to its interconnect with Gulfstream Natural Gas System in Coden, AK, The project cost was $35 million.

Also placed into service May 1 was the second phase of the company’s 85 North expansion project, increasing the Transco pipeline’s capacity by an additional 218,500 Dth/d to serve electric power generating facilities in North Carolina. Phase I of the 85 North expansion was placed into service in July 2010, adding capacity to transport an additional 90,000 Dth/d of natural gas to markets in Alabama. The total cost of the two phases of the project was $227 million.

“Within the past year, we have announced or placed into service projects that will provide more than 1 million dekatherms of firm transportation capacity from Transco’s Station 85 to customers throughout the Southeast,” said Randy Barnard, president of Williams’ natural gas pipeline business.