TULSA, Okla. -- (Business Wire)
Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) delivered a record amount of natural gas
on its Transco
interstate gas pipeline to meet demand driven by last week’s bitter cold
weather in markets on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
The Transco pipeline delivered a record-breaking 10.4 million dekatherms
on Jan. 22. The new peak-day mark surpasses the previous high of 9.7
million dekatherms set early last year.
Transco also set a three-day delivery record Jan. 22-24, averaging 9.9
million dekatherms per day.
The Jan. 22 record volume represents enough gas to heat more than 45
million U.S. homes. The 10.4 dekatherms is approximately 106 percent of
firm contract demand on the Transco pipeline. Transco’s storage services
were instrumental in meeting demand and maintaining prescribed operating
Rory Miller, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic - Gulf
operating area, said preparation, experience, reliable operations and
recent expansions were all keys in setting a peak-day delivery record on
“The recent cold wave in the Northeast is another reminder of the
importance of adequate infrastructure in meeting our country’s energy
demand,” Miller said. “With growing demand for natural gas to serve
winter heating loads and cleaner burning power generation, it is vital
that we continue to develop pipeline and other infrastructure to
reliably meet these needs.”
In order to help deliver vital energy infrastructure, Williams Partners
to expand Transco’s daily capacity by nearly 2 million dekatherms by
2015. This amount of new capacity is roughly equal the amount of new
daily capacity that Transco has placed into service over the past five
The Transco pipeline is a 10,000-mile pipeline system that extends from
south Texas to New York. The system serves major markets along the U.S.
About Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ)
Williams Partners L.P. is a leading diversified master limited
partnership focused on natural gas transportation; gathering, treating,
and processing; storage; natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation; and oil
transportation. The partnership owns interests in three major interstate
natural gas pipelines that, combined, deliver 14 percent of the natural
gas consumed in the United States. The partnership’s gathering and
processing assets include large-scale operations in the U.S. Rocky
Mountains and both onshore and offshore along the Gulf of Mexico. Williams
(NYSE: WMB) owns approximately 70 percent of Williams Partners,
including the general-partner interest. More information is available at www.williamslp.com,
where the partnership routinely posts important information.
Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements”
as defined by federal law. Although the partnership believes any such
statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance
that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such
statements are made in reliance on the “safe harbor” protections
provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional
information about issues that could lead to material changes in
performance is contained in the partnership’s annual reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Williams Partners L.P.
Sharna Reingold, 918-573-2078
Source: Williams Partners L.P.
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