Williams Partners LP is holding a binding open season through April 25 for capacity on an expansion of its interstate Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) to provide incremental firm transportation to markets in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina by 2015.

The Virginia Southside Expansion Project is being designed to provide incremental firm service on Transco from its existing Zone 6 Station 210 pooling point in Mercer County, NJ, to delivery points along Transco’s South Virginia Lateral.

The company has executed a precedent agreement to provide Dominion Virginia Power with 250,000 Dth/d of the capacity and plans to solicit bids in the open season from shippers for additional deliveries along the project path. The proposed in-service is September 2015.

Dominion Virginia Power would use its capacity for a proposed 1,300 MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station to be built in Brunswick County, VA.

The scope of the project would be determined by the open season results. The project is subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other agencies. For information, contact James Corley at (713) 215-4607.

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