A unit of Williams is conducting a binding open season Aug. 10 to Sept. 7 for an expansion project designed to connect Williams' Transco natural gas pipeline with the recently authorized Gulf LNG Clean Energy import terminal located near Pascagoula, Miss. The Pascagoula Expansion Project will provide approximately 467,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service from the import terminal facilities to Transco's Station 85 pool located in Butler County, Alabama.
The capacity offered in the open season will be made available through the combination of a new 15-mile pipeline (connecting the Clean Energy terminal facilities to the Transco Mobile Bay Lateral) and existing firm transportation capacity on the Mobile Bay Lateral. The connecting pipeline is being jointly developed by Williams and Florida Gas Transmission with each party holding an undivided interest.
"This project will directly attach the Transco system to a substantial source of re-gasified LNG, further increasing our shippers' supply options," said Phil Wright, president of Williams' natural gas pipeline business. "The new supply will optimize the existing Mobile Bay Lateral and, as a result, increase the amount of gas available at our Station 85 pool."
Williams anticipates that the project will be available beginning mid to late 2011, subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Customers interested in the Pascagoula Expansion Project should contact Gary Duvall at (713) 215-2589 or Joan Harris at (713) 215-2904.
Williams, through its subsidiaries, primarily finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The company also manages a legacy wholesale power business that it has agreed to sell, with closing expected before the end of 2007. Williams' operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, and Eastern Seaboard.