Williams announced its Mid-America Pipeline subsidiary willexpand its natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline system in the RockyMountains from 75,000 b/d to 125,000 b/d. The expansion involvesthe construction of a 412-mile pipeline that extends from DaggettCounty in northeast Utah to near Bloomfield, NM. The new line runsparallel to the existing Mid-America system. Construction isscheduled to begin in August, with an initial in service date ofJan. 1, 1999.

“Volumes on the Rocky Mountain system have steadily increasedover the past two years, placing us near maximum operatingcapacity,” said Williams’ Steve Malcolm, a senior vice-president.”Our goal is to ensure that we’re adequately equipped to handlefuture growth that results from active exploration and productionin the region.”

Mid-America has filed an application for the project with theBureau of Land Management.

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