Transco Pipeline Update: 5th Expansion Done, More Coming 2018

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Williams issued a press release yesterday to (deservedly) crow about completing it’s fifth (of five) expansion projects for the mighty Transco Pipeline–a pipeline that stretches from the Gulf Coast to New York. Transo just completed a pipeline segment in Virginia that will feed Virginia’s largest natural gas-fired electric plant, currently under construction by Dominion Energy (see Dominion Begins Building Virginia’s Biggest NatGas Power Station). Williams will provide the gas required by the plant via its Virginia Southside II project, which started service on Dec. 1. But wait–the Dominion plant isn’t done yet, so where will the extra gas go? We expect either (a) even though the pipeline segment/expansion is done, they won’t begin flowing extra gas through it just yet, or (b) extra gas will flow through the expansion, but someone else will buy it, for now. Regardless, the important news is that this is the fifth of five major expansion projects for Transco completed by Williams this year, joining the Gulf Trace, Hillabee Phase 1, Dalton, and New York Bay projects. As part of Williams’ update, they also project Atlantic Sunrise, another major expansion of the Transco system, will be done in “mid-2018.” Good news indeed! Here’s the full update from Williams, with lots of exciting news…

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