Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) is holding a nonbinding open season through Aug. 19 for an expansion designed to provide increased capacity to serve markets in the southeastern United States, the pipeline said Thursday.

The proposed Mid-South expansion project will offer shippers the opportunity to subscribe for incremental year-round firm service on Transco’s mainline from its Station 85 pool in Choctaw County, AL, to delivery points as far north as Transco’s interconnection with Cardinal Pipeline Co. in Rockingham County, NC.

“By the end of this year, Transco customers will have access to as much as an additional 3 Bcf/d of domestic, clean-burning natural gas at Station 85,” said Phil Wright, president of Williams’ natural gas pipeline business. “This project connects abundant new supply basins to growing markets in the Southeast.”

The Mid-South expansion is designed to provide up to 230,000 Dth/d of new capacity and is anticipated to be available as early as September 2012, subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval. The level of market interest will determine the cost and pipeline facilities required. For information, contact Toi Anderson at (713) 215-4540.

The pipeline is holding another open season for the Mid-Atlantic Connector Expansion through Aug. 4 (see Daily GPI, July 15).

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