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Williams Partners signs contracts with US LNG export projects

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Williams Partners L.P. has signed long-term contracts with two shippers for Gulf Connector, an expansion of the Transco pipeline system to connect US natural gas supplies with global LNG markets.

Gulf Connector will deliver gas for Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi liquefaction project and a shipper in Freeport LNG Development’s liquefaction project near Freeport, Texas, US. Both of these liquefaction facilities are currently under construction.

The Gulf Connector project involves adding compression and making the natural gas flow bi-directional on a portion of the Transco system between Louisiana and south Texas, pending appropriate regulatory approvals. The project is designed to provide incremental firm transportation from Transco’s Station 65 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, to mainline interconnects with proposed header pipelines in Wharton County, Texas and San Patricio County, Texas.

Williams Partners is also building the Gulf Trace Project to serve Cheniere’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The first shipment of LNG from that facility is expected late February or March and the Gulf Trace Project is expected to be completed in early 2017.

Both Gulf Connector and the Gulf Trace Project are included in Williams Partners’ 2016 growth capital funding plan.

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