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Williams’ Gulf Connector project put into service

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Williams has announced that its Gulf Connector project has been put into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline with global LNG markets.

The Transco pipeline is the largest-volume interstate natural gas pipeline in the US. The Gulf Connector project expands the delivery capacity of the pipeline by 475 million ft3/d, providing service to Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal and Freeport LNG Development L.P.’s liquefaction project.

The President and CEO of Williams, Alan Armstrong, said: “Since 2017, Williams has now added more than 2 billion ft3/d of capacity to directly serve global LNG export facilities.

“Projects like Gulf Connector, which leverage existing gas pipeline infrastructure, make it possible to connect abundant domestic supply with emerging international markets, giving a boost to the US economy while helping meet the world’s increasing demand for clean energy.”

In the statement, Williams claims that it is well placed to take advantage of the expected growth in the LNG market. This is because the Transco pipeline runs through every state in the US that has an LNG facility currently under construction. The company adds that natural gas demand to serve LNG export facilities along the pipeline corridor is expected to grow by approximately 11 billion ft3/d by 2025.

Gulf Connector is the second project by Williams that has been designed to serve LNG terminals on the Gulf Coast. In February 2017, the company put its Gulf Trace project into service. This project provides 1.2 billion ft3/d to the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Louisiana.

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