Region: Washington

Northwest Pipeline at peak performance to meet natural gas demand

Northwest Pipeline at peak performance to meet natural gas demand

Northwest Pipeline’s bi-directional design, abundant supply sources and ample storage contributed to a record year of natural gas deliveries. Northwest Pipeline finished 2021 with the highest annual throughput in the pipeline’s history, reaching over 869 billion cubic feet, and is already setting records in 2022. “It was the highest peak electric generation demand year in […]

Ten stories you might have missed in 2021

Ten stories you might have missed in 2021

As we wrap up 2021, we look back to some of the stories we shared. From Executive Perspectives to New Energy Ventures to the latest newsroom content,  we’ve shared how Williams is looking to the future while providing critical infrastructure, celebrating communities and championing employees. More favorites from 2021: With eyes on a clean energy […]

Turning dairy waste into sustainable, renewable natural gas

Turning dairy waste into sustainable, renewable natural gas

At the George DeRuyter and Sons Dairy in central Washington, 7,000 cows produce a lot of manure — 160,000 gallons each day. And where there’s manure, there’s methane. While methane can heat your home or power vehicles in the form of compressed natural gas, it can also be a greenhouse gas when released into the […]

Bringing science to life for middle school students

Bringing science to life for middle school students

Teachers in 10 states are piloting a program to teach science concepts in a way that motivates learning and interaction, while minimizing the costs to school districts. OpenSciEd was launched two years ago to ensure any science teacher, anywhere, can access and download free, high quality and locally adaptable full-course materials. Since then, hundreds of […]

Hometown highlights

Hometown highlights

At Williams, we talk a lot about supporting the communities in which we live and work. And we live and work in hundreds of communities across dozens of states. Big or small, each one is unique and has its own energy. Here are some hometown highlights from our employees. Connellsville, Pennsylvania Montrose, Pennsylvania Sumas, Washington […]

Northwest Pipeline enabling biogas project with Washington landfill

Northwest Pipeline enabling biogas project with Washington landfill

Puget Sound Energy has agreed to buy biogas originating from one of the nation’s largest landfills that feeds into Williams’ Northwest Pipeline in southern Washington. Under an agreement with the Klickitat Public Utility District, PSE will purchase about 550,000 dekatherms per year for the first three years, later growing to as much as 2.5 million. […]

Environmental stewardship in Washington

Environmental stewardship in Washington

Williams places environmental stewardship very highly in everything we do. And the North Seattle Lateral Upgrade (NSLU) project through Snohomish County, Washington, last year offers many examples of responsible stewardship in action. As part of permit requirements for the NSLU project, Williams agreed to retain all large woody material from trees felled within 200 feet […]

Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

While conducting maintenance on our Northwest Pipeline in Washington in 2017, Williams had the opportunity to participate in a restoration project for a tributary of Walter Creek. Today, water flows and fish swim in what used to be a barren creek bed. The Walker Creek Tributary Stream Restoration Project in Skagit County, Washington repaired a […]

Giving back is just how we do business

Giving back is just how we do business

“Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.” – John Rockefeller What would you do with $9.4 million? You could buy singer Katy Perry’s house in Los Angeles. You could have bought out football coach Charlie Strong’s contract for the University of Texas. Or, you could give it away. In 2018, Williams […]

In 2017, continued strong support for Williams’ communities nationwide

In 2017, continued strong support for Williams’ communities nationwide

In all the communities we call home, Williams and our employees are highly visible community partners. We encourage our people to give back locally and we encourage their involvement by supporting the nonprofits for which they have a passion. We also prioritize support for education – particularly STEM education – along with first responders and […]

Employee raises awareness, funds to find cure for blood cancers

Employee raises awareness, funds to find cure for blood cancers

Scott Kimmel had struggled with lower back pain most of his adult life. Two years ago, after a fall, he went to the doctor not expecting the news to be cancer. The Diagnosis As a senior welder in Battle Ground, Washington, and 12 years with Williams, Scott learned he had fractured three vertebrae and damaged […]