Williams Holds Trenton-Woodbury Loop Open Season
Williams kicked off its open season last week for shippers
interested in annual firm transportation service produced by the
Transco's Trenton-Woodbury Loop expansion project. the project is
expected to be in service as early as fourth quarter 2002. The open
season will run until 5 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 28.
The expansion of Transco pipeline system's Trenton-Woodbury Loop
is intended to meet rising natural gas demand in central New Jersey
and eastern Pennsylvania The company said that the firm
transportation service will be performed under Transco Rate
Schedule FT and part 284 (G) of the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC) regulations. Interested shippers can subscribe to
a minimum 10-year term for capacity on the Trenton-Woodbury Loop
from Transco Compressor Station 210 in the company's Zone 6.
"Natural gas demand in the northeastern United States continues
to climb," said Gary Lauderdale, senior vice president of Williams'
Transco pipeline. "Much of this demand is being driven by the
growth in the gas-fired power generation market in Pennsylvania and
New Jersey. The Trenton-Woodbury Loop expansion project is another
example of our commitment to serve the needs of this dynamic
Williams said it plans to file the expansion project with FERC
upon the close of the open season. The company will set the
facilities, incremental capacity and rates once the open season has
gauged the level of market commitment for the project.
For additional information regarding the Trenton-Woodbury Loop
expansion project, contact Nancy Hargrove at 713-215-2926.
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