Williams announced today that it delivered a record amount of natural gas via its Transco interstate gas pipeline to meet demand driven by recent cold weather in markets on the US Eastern Seaboard. Two recently completed expansions of Transco, totaling 315 MMcf/day of natural gas transportation capacity, contributed to the volume record in early January.
“In anticipation of this steady demand growth, we are continually expanding our Transco system to serve the fastest growing markets in the country in the Northeast and along the Eastern Seaboard.”
The nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record-breaking 12.6 MMcf on 7 January for its Zones 4-6 market area stretching from Mississippi to New York City. The new peak-day mark surpasses the previous high of 11.9 MMcf set on 7 January 2014. Transco also set a three-day market area delivery record 7-9 January averaging 12.2 MMcf. The 7 January 2015 record volume represents enough gas to heat about 50 million U.S. homes.
In addition this year, total peak-day deliveries across the entire Transco system stretching from South Texas to New York City totaled 13.4 MMcf on Jan. 7. Williams expects deliveries to increase substantially in the coming years as additional planned Transco projects go into service.
“We fully expected to hit another record this year because natural gas demand for home heating and power generation continues to grow in new markets,” said Frank Ferazzi, vice president & general manager of Williams’ Transco pipeline. “In anticipation of this steady demand growth, we are continually expanding our Transco system to serve the fastest growing markets in the country in the Northeast and along the Eastern Seaboard.”
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