Tulsa-based Williams has clinched agreements with Quantum Energy Partners that include more than doubling its Haynesville Shale natural gas midstream footprint to 4 Bcf/d-plus from 1.8 Bcf/d.

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In one deal, Williams agreed to pay $950 million for Quantum’s Trace Midstream, which holds East Texas natural gas gathering and processing assets. 

A memorandum of understanding with Quantum also may lead to a joint venture for the proposed Louisiana Energy Gateway (LEG) system. Trace customer and Quantum affiliate Rockcliff Energy also agreed to a long-term capacity commitment to support LEG.

“Williams continues to increase scale and connectivity in the best and most efficient natural gas basins, and these transactions with Trace, Rockcliff and Quantum represent an important...