Williams Partners’ Northeast Supply Link Begins Full Service

December 2013, Vol. 240 No. 12

Williams Partners L placed into service on Nov. 1 the remaining capacity of its Northeast Supply Link, after bringing half the capacity into service three months ahead of schedule in response to customer demands.

The project marks the first major expansion of the Transco natural gas pipeline designed specifically to connect Marcellus natural gas supply with Northeastern markets.

The expansion provides 250,000 Dth of incremental firm natural gas transportation capacity from Marcellus supplies direct to nearby customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. The total expansion is delivering enough natural gas to provide service to about 1 million homes.

The $390 million Northeast Supply Link project required the construction of about 13 miles of pipe in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition using existing compressor facility modifications and a new 25,000 horsepower compressor station in Essex County, NJ. Half of the project’s capacity was placed into service in August after Williams Partners received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an early in-service date.