Projects & Operations

Northwest Pipeline sets new record in January

Staff Reports

Williams Partners’ Northwest Pipeline set a new record high for the month of January, transporting 90.1 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of natural gas in January 2017. The previous record was 88.7 TBtu set in December 2009.

Characteristic Swedish settlement in winter seasonNorthwest Pipeline serves the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain Region, providing natural gas that heats homes and generates electricity. The colder-than-normal January temperatures in these market areas increased the demand for natural gas.

Our average daily delivery in January was approximately 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas (Bcf/d) – that’s enough natural gas to heat approximately 12 million homes for a day.

Northwest Pipeline is a 4,000-mile bi-directional transmission system crossing the states of Washington (where we supply 89 percent of the natural gas consumed in the state), Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. This system receives gas supplies from the San Juan Basin in southwestern Colorado and New Mexico, the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado and Wyoming, as well as Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Williams employees who operate the transmission line worked through this cold weather to keep things running smoothly and reliably. In conjunction with our customers who deliver the natural gas and electricity directly to you, we’re glad we could keep you and your family warm and toasty during these cold winter days.