Williams opened the doors to its new 300-position,21,000-square-foot energy trading floor, which it says featurestechnology, design and amenities surpassing those of most companiesin the nation. The trading floor is part of a new236,000-square-foot resource center adjacent to the 50-floorWilliams Tower in Tulsa, OK, where Williams has its corporateheadquarters. “As the second most profitable energy marketer in thenation, we remain committed to our customers by providing ourtraders with the absolute best tools available to compete andsucceed,” said Jerry Gollnick, senior vice president of energymarketing and trading for Williams.

The trading floor is designed for specific trading regions andcommodities and features data walls composed of two 30-foot futuresexchange walls, two 70-foot proprietary data walls and a 21-footfull-motion video wall. All are located where financial andphysical traders, schedulers and risk analysts can easily accessinformation. Real-time data and commodity and energy futures aresupplied to the data wall by Reuters and Dow Jones from NYMEX, theKansas City Board of Trade and other exchanges while theproprietary data walls provide traders with energy businessinformation.

The full-motion video wall uses a direct digital satellitesystem and displays selected channels or computer graphics accessedby a touch-screen panel

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