Transco Opens Season for Alabama, Georgia Expansion
Williams has announced an open season running now through Aug.
24 to sign up firm shippers for expansion of its Transco pipeline
system running northeast from Station 85 across Alabama and Georgia
to mainline delivery points in Zone 4 and ending just north of
Response to the open season will determine the capacity of the
SouthCoast project, which is expected to be in service by the
2000-2001 heating season. Besides the traditional heating market,
the Transco expansion also will serve the growing gas-fired
generation behind the summer A/C market. The added capacity also
could feed shippers on the proposed Cumberland Gas Pipeline system
connecting at Transco's station 125 and traveling north to a
connection with an AGL Resources system near Chattanooga, TN. The
Cumberland line is a partnership between subsidiaries of Williams
and Atlanta Gas Light parent, AGL Resources.
The exact length of the expansion project will be decided by
sign-ups. Williams intends to seek rolled-in rate treatment for the
cost of the project and is expecting to file at FERC by year end.
The current 100% load factor reservation rate is about
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