Corporate Responsibility

Natural gas pipelines deliver environmental benefits

Staff Reports

Williams operates tens of thousands of miles of underground pipelines that deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas.

As demand for energy increases, expanded use of natural gas can help improve air quality across the country, especially when used to replace more polluting energy sources. Compared with other primary energy sources, natural gas emits significantly fewer pollutants that threaten our planet – and the natural gas industry continues to invest in even cleaner-burning technologies.

Natural gas pipelines make these environmental benefits possible. For more on the benefits of natural gas, check out the infographic below from Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) .

Climate change is an important issue. Increased use of natural gas is helping to combat climate change by lowering carbon dioxide emissions. While U.S. gas production is up 37 percent since 1990, greenhouse gas emissions are down 17 percent.
Natural gas also has an important role in helping the nation become a larger user of renewable energy, like wind and solar in electric generation. It is the number one “back stop” to ensure we continue to have electricity even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.