Williams said Thursday it completed a successful binding open season for its proposed Northeast Supply Project, which would expand the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) from Station 195 in York County, PA, to delivery points in Zone 6.

An open season was launched in June for the project, which would expand Transco’s existing system with the addition of the Rockaway Delivery Lateral (see Daily GPI, June 24). According to open season results, shippers for the Northeast Connector executed firm precedent agreements for 100,000 Dth/d, and Rockaway Delivery Lateral shippers executed firm precedent agreements for 647,000 Dth/d, Williams said.

“The Northeast Supply Project allows Williams to provide supply diversity and reliability to our Northeast customers while developing a new delivery point into the heavily congested New York City area,” said Phil Wright, president of Williams’ natural gas pipeline business.

The project could be available for service beginning late 2012, subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Williams said.

The system expansion, Northeast Connector, would access additional supply beginning at Station 195 in southeastern Pennsylvania and create capacity to deliver this supply to the Rockaway Lateral. The lateral would extend three miles from Transco’s Lower New York Bay Lateral to a new delivery point with National Grid’s distribution system in New York.

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