Williams' Northwest Pipeline GP is holding a binding open season for its Sundance Trail expansion. Shippers can contract for long-term firm service from receipt points near the Greasewood and Meeker Hubs in the Piceance Basin to delivery points at the Opal Hub in Wyoming or elect other receipt/delivery points within the Greasewood/Meeker Hub-to-Opal Hub path.

The Sundance Trail expansion will utilize capacity on the proposed 29-mile lateral to be constructed as part of Northwest's Colorado Hub Connection project as well as available capacity on Northwest's existing Piceance lateral. The proposed Sundance Trail expansion would include the construction of approximately 16 miles of 30-inch diameter loop between Green River, WY, and Muddy Creek, WY, and the addition of compression horsepower at Northwest's existing Vernal compressor station.

It is anticipated that the capacity of the Sundance Trail expansion will approximate 150,000 Dth/d and service will be provided utilizing Northwest's currently effective system-wide reservation and volumetric charges.

"Due to the prolific production growth in the Rockies, there is need to facilitate the aggregation of gas supply from the region for transportation to growing markets in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the western United States. The Opal Hub is a logical launching pad to serve these markets," said Phil Wright, president of Williams Gas Pipeline.

Once binding commitments are received, Northwest will determine the final design and cost for the project. Subject to the necessary approvals, it is anticipated service on the Sundance Trail expansion would be available in November 2010.

For more information, contact Hank Henrie at (801) 584-6625 or Larry Larsen at (801) 584-6645. Information is also available at www.northwest.williams.com. Precedent agreements are due by 3 p.m. MST on March 6.

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