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Williams receives green light for project to serve Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern states

Williams recently reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Southeastern Trail expansion project designed to serve Transco pipeline markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. in time for the 2020/2021 winter heating season.

The Southeastern Trail expansion project will provide 296,375 dekatherms per day of additional firm transportation capacity to utility and local distribution companies located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Once complete, the project will help meet growing clean energy demands in the Southeast, as well as provide access to new sources of clean domestic natural gas supply, helping push out of the energy mix less environmentally friendly sources of fuel, while enhancing system reliability.

The project consists of approximately 7.7 miles of 42-inch pipeline looping facilities in Virginia, horsepower additions at three existing Virginia compressor stations and piping and valve modifications on other existing facilities in South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana to allow for bi-directional flow.

Once complete, the project will result in a net reduction of air emissions as legacy facilities are modified with state-of-the-art horsepower technology.

Learn more about the Southeastern Trail project approval here.