Ahead of schedule and in time for this winter’s heating season, Williams is approved to deliver additional cost-effective, clean and reliable natural gas on its Regional Energy Access (REA) expansion to consumers in the Northeast.
In October, Williams received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place 450,000 dekatherms per day of gas transportation capacity into service, increasing supply options between Pennsylvania and the Northeast.
The full project is expected to be online next year and is designed to increase natural gas transportation capacity by up to 829,000 dekatherms per day. That’s enough natural gas supply to service approximately 4.4 million homes annually.
Natural gas and the infrastructure that carries it is critical to achieving a clean energy future. REA will help ease supply constraints affecting customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
Regional gas demand continues to rise as businesses and power plants convert to cleaner-burning gas to reduce emissions and meet clean air goals. Natural gas is a natural partner with renewables, empowering their growth to achieve an even cleaner energy future.
The REA expansion was designed to minimize environmental impacts by maximizing the use of existing Transco infrastructure and rights of way with additional compression and new loop segments along the existing Transco corridor.