Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) announced today
that it is initiating a non-binding open season from
May 30 to June 28, 2012, for an expansion of its Transco
interstate pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas
transportation capacity to markets in northern
Georgia and Alabama by 2016.
Williams (NYSE: WMB) owns approximately 68 percent
of Williams Partners, including the general-partner
The Dalton Expansion Project is being designed to provide
up to 600,000 dekatherms per day of incremental firm
transportation service on Williams Partners' Transco
pipeline from interconnections accessing Marcellus natural
gas production at its Zone 6 Station 210 pooling point to
delivery points in northern Georgia and Alabama.
"The Transco pipeline is uniquely positioned to
provide power generators and local distribution companies
located in the southeastern United States with direct
access to substantial Marcellus natural gas supplies,"
said Randy Barnard, president of Williams Partners'
natural gas pipeline business.
The capacity, scope and cost of the project will be
determined by the results of the open season. The proposed
project will be subject to approval by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission and other agencies. For customer
inquiries, contact Toi Anderson at (713) 215-4540.
The Transco pipeline is an
approximately 10,000-mile transmission pipeline system
which transports natural gas to markets throughout the
northeastern and southeastern United States. The current
system capacity is approximately 9.6 million dekatherms per
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 68 percent of Williams
Partners, including the general-partner interest. More
information is available at
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.
Chris Stockton, 713-215-2010
John Porter, 918-573-0797
Sharna Reingold, 918-573-2078