Williams’ two operating groups – Midstream and Gas Pipelines – recently joined forces to meet our neighbors and to provide information about operations and proposed projects in northeast Pennsylvania. The occasion was the annual Cabot Community Picnic, a highly popular Susquehanna County event that this year drew 7,000 attendees from both Pennsylvania and New York.
One of the projects we shared is our proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 121-mile interstate pipeline that will take Pennsylvania-produced natural gas from Susquehanna County to high-demand northeast markets. Constitution is a joint venture project between Williams and Cabot Oil & Gas.
“The picnic was an excellent opportunity for Midstream and Gas Pipes to unite and tell people about Williams’ natural gas infrastructure in the Marcellus Shale,” said Matthew Swift, our project manager for Constitution. “It was nice to see such a great turnout of people excited about natural gas in their region.”
The community picnic was started by Cabot three years ago as a free event open to the public to answer questions and share information about the gas industry in the area. Each year, neighbors have the chance to talk one-on-one with project managers, discuss the ins and outs of the operations with experts and actually touch equipment used in the process.
Williams’ booths focused on our Midstream gathering and processing system, and showed how Williams builds pipelines, with specific information about the Constitution Pipeline. Our employees asked picnic attendees natural gas trivia questions for a chance to spin the wheel and win prizes. It was a fun day and we’re already looking forward to next year.