Williams Partners seeks FERC approval for Southeastern Trail expansion
Williams Partners announced that Transco has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, seeking authorization for its Southeastern Trail expansion project, which would create 296,375 dekatherms per day of additional firm transportation capacity to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. for the 2020/2021 winter heating season. Transco, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners, of which Williams owns approximately 74%, including the general-partner interest. Williams Partners has executed precedent agreements with utility and local distribution companies located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia for firm transportation service under the project. Once complete, the project will help meet the growing natural gas demand in the Southeast, as well as provide access to new sources of domestic natural gas supply while enhancing system reliability.