Atlantic Sunrise on Track for Service This Summer

Construction is nearing completion on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – a critical expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

Full service

Williams reports that the project is targeted for mechanical completion beginning in August, with full service (1.7 billion cubic feet per day) anticipated to commence in the second half of the month. A portion of the mainline component of the project (550 million cubic feet per day) has already been placed into service.

Mechanical completion means that the installation of facilities is complete. However, this does not include final commissioning, which is necessary prior to placing facilities into service. The process of certifying project-related facilities as “mechanically complete” began in June and is expected to be completed in August. The current mechanical completion date is based upon current contractor schedules and may be affected by weather.

What’s next

Final cleanup and right of way restoration work has begun and will continue for the remainder of this year and into 2019. This means cleaning up and restoring the work-area as closely as possible to its original condition.

Greenfield construction on the Pennsylvania portion of the Atlantic Sunrise project began in September 2017. The project has featured the installation of approximately 200 miles of large diameter pipeline, two greenfield compressor stations and compressor station modifications in five states.

$264,300 in Community Grants Benefit First Responders, Schools and Townships in Pennsylvania

A total of 41 Pennsylvania organizations will benefit this spring from $264,300 in funding from Williams through the company’s semiannual Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant program. Williams awarded up to $10,000 to eligible organizations in communities where the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project is currently being constructed.

One of the 41 recipients is the Borough of Montrose in Susquehanna County, which will use its $5,000 grant to make local park improvements.

“With Williams’ financial support we are going to be making much-needed improvements to Memorial Park,” said Councilman Craig Reimel. “These improvements will increase the park’s usability and ensure it remains a safe place for the entire community.”

Another recipient is the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library in Northumberland County, which will use a grant for $6,000 to support educational STEM programming.

“We plan to use the support from Williams’ community grant to help fund educational programs that will be held at the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library,” said Victoria Ryan, Shamokin Public Library Director

. “We are excited about this grant because we know our community will greatly benefit from the new educational programming.”

Today’s announcement represents the seventh grant award cycle. Williams has announced total awards to 309 organizations of more than $2.2 million across the Atlantic Sunrise project area since the program’s inception in 2015.

This spring’s grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($107,000), education ($64,500) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($92,800).

Spring 2018 Grant Award Recipients:

Clinton County

  • $9,000 to the Pine Creek Township Police Department for the purchase of radio equipment.

Columbia County

  • $3,000 to the Benton Area School District to purchase Ipads for students.
  • $10,000 to the Children’s Museum to support STEM programs.
  • $10,000 to the Boy Scouts of America – Columbia-Montour Council for Trading Post store updates.
  • $10,000 to the Columbia County Covered Bridges Association for covered bridge painting.
  • $3,000 to the Sugarloaf Township EMA to purchase new equipment.
  • $4,300 to the Fishing Creek Sportsmen’s Association for deck replacement.

Lancaster County

  • $10,000 to Quarryville Fire Company Number One to purchase thermal imaging cameras.
  • $5,000 to the Manheim Community Library to support youth STEM and art education.
  • $10,000 to Martic Township to assist with paving the parking lot at Martic Park.
  • $10,000 to the Hempfield Fire Department to purchase equipment for emergency responders.
  • $6,500 to the Library System of Lancaster County to support Summer Reading Educational STEM Programs.
  • $6,000 to the Drumore Township Supervisors to support community park enhancements.
  • $7,500 to the Columbia Public Library Association to assist with computer upgrades.

Lebanon County

  • $10,000 to the Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company to assist with the purchase of a UTV vehicle.
  • $6,000 to the Lebanon County Conservation District to support the Lebanon County Envirothon.
  • $1,500 to the Palmyra Youth Lacrosse Association to support youth lacrosse in Palmyra.
  • $7,500 to the Community Fire Company of Cornwall Borough to purchase hydraulic rescue tools.
  • $7,500 to the Visit Lebanon Valley DMO to create a guide to promote Lebanon County.

Luzerne County

  • $4,000 to WVIA Public Media to support educational programs.
  • $6,000 to Harveys Lake Borough to purchase new portable radios.
  • $10,000 to Wilkes University to support Women Empowered by Science program.

Lycoming County

  • $5,000 to the Lycoming County 4-H to support youth day camps and livestock kits.
  • $10,000 to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department to assist with purchasing a UTV vehicle.

Northumberland County

  • $7,500 to the Rescue Fire Company to purchase SCBA and masks with thermal imaging cameras.
  • $6,000 to the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library to support educational STEM programming.
  • $5,000 to the Boy Scouts of America Susquehanna Council to provide volunteer training.
  • $2,000 to the Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance to support outdoor education.
  • $5,000 to the Ranshaw Civic Association to support rebuilding the picnic pavilion.

Schuylkill County

  • $8,500 to the Pottsville Area Little League for field upgrades
  • $5,000 to Minersville Fire Rescue for emergency equipment.
  • $5,000 to Liberty Fire Company No. 4 for turnout gear.
  • $10,000 to Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association for fire training facility upgrades.

Susquehanna County

  • $5,000 to the Borough of Montrose for park enhancements.
  • $5,000 to the United Fire Company of Montrose to purchase rescue equipment.
  • $5,000 to the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania for trail improvements.

Wyoming County

  • $5,000 for Hunts for Healing to support injured veterans and first responders.
  • $9,000 for the Triton Hose Company of Tunkhannock No. 1 to purchase a thermal imaging camera.
  • $1,000 for Clinton Township to purchase a generator to maintain traffic controls.
  • $7,000 for Equines for Freedom to provide treatment to veterans with PTSD.
  • $1,500 for the Tunkhannock Area School District to support educational initiatives.

About Atlantic Sunrise

The Atlantic Sunrise project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system in eastern Pennsylvania designed to transport enough natural gas to serve approximately 7 million homes. The design and construction of the project is projected to generate approximately $1.6 billion in positive economic impact, according to a study authored by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

About Williams

Williams operates the Transco pipeline, which consists of more than 10,000 miles of pipe and provides about one-third of the natural gas consumed in Pennsylvania. Williams operates pipelines and related facilities which handle about 30% of the nation’s natural gas.

On the first day of Christmas natural gas gave to me …

Natural gas brings us the 12 days of Christmas

 

The holiday season is upon us. While many think that the only contribution natural gas makes to the season is keeping our homes warm, natural gas does much more than that. Without natural gas, the 12 days of Christmas wouldn’t quite be the same.

Natural gas provides the partridge in the pear tree

On the first day of Christmas, you can thank natural gas for the pear trees the partridges call home. Natural gas royalties has allowed many farmers, including those with fruit orchards, to keep farming in resource-rich Pennsylvania.

Natural gas creates the ingredients for turtle dove ornaments

Remember the iconic turtle dove ornaments in “Home Alone 2”? They’re available to purchase at many retailers, and are made from a durable plastic resin made from natural gas byproducts.

Natural gas keeps the French hens warm

French hens dislike being cold as much as humans do. Farmers often use propane and natural gas to heat coops and barns during harsh winters.

Natural gas prevents calling birds from becoming colly

Many of us sing the line “four calling birds,” but the line is actually “four colly birds.” Colly birds are essentially black birds, as “colly” is derived from the Old English word for coal. Natural gas provides fewer emissions for power generation, and, in 2017, surpassed coal as the source for U.S. electric power generation.

Natural gas provides the shine for golden rings

If you wear jewelry, you’re more than likely wearing natural gas. High-pressure natural gas is used by jewelry manufacturers for casting precious metals.

Natural gas is the golden egg laid by the Pa. goose

Marcellus Shale development has been a godsend for Pennsylvania. Natural gas has pumped billions into the state and local economies, and is one of Pennsylvania’s key economics, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Natural gas helps swans keep a-swimming

Farmland wouldn’t be the same without natural gas. Farmers nationwide rely on natural gas byproducts, such as fertilizer, to keep their fields in shape.

Natural gas powers maids a-milking

Manual milking is mostly a thing of the past. The process is now automated, and one New York farm uses natural gas to power its entire operation, including milking machines.

Natural gas gets the ladies dancing

The electricity that allows us to get down to our favorite song? That’s generated by natural gas. And your favorite songs will only be powered more by natural gas: the U.S. Energy Information Administration says natural gas-fired power generating capacity is likely to increase over the next two years.

Natural gas keeps the lords a-leaping

Jumping is easier when you wear sneakers because of the rubber soles. Most soles are made from natural gas byproducts.

Natural gas provides pipers with their pipes

What’s the Christmas season without the sound of pipes? Pipes like wooden flutes often feature a petroleum-based lacquer, made from natural gas byproducts, which gives them their unique appearance.

Natural gas provides the drummers with their drums

And on the 12th day, there were drums. Drums depend on natural gas, as drum heads and bodies are made from plastic, which is derived from natural gas byproducts.

We hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season, and we’re making it more enjoyable than ever with the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. Keep checking back for project updates!

Energy honors American workers this Labor Day

On the first Monday of September every year we hold a 24-hour tribute dedicated to American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our nation.

Labor Day is a reminder of the hardworking Americans who stood together for better conditions and progress. The American work ethic has been passed down throughout history, and the pride of a job well done has kept the workforce prospering for more than 100 years.

Energy’s impact on jobs

American workers are imperative to producing and delivering energy to meet the needs of American families and businesses.  Infrastructure projects like pipelines support jobs and economic growth and provide good-wage jobs for members of skilled labor organizations across the country.  In fact, the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supporting 10.3 million U.S. jobs to date.

LiUNA members attend a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection hearing in support of the Atlantic Sunrise project.

It takes a multi-industry network, which creates even more jobs indirectly — 2.7 jobs for every direct job in the industry, to be exact. According to a report from consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, these jobs have added $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy and introduced more than $714 billion, or 6.7 percent, of total labor income.

Skilled labor from organizations such as the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Teamsters, Pipeliners, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and others are essential to the safe and efficient construction of new energy infrastructure.

American labor leaders see the build-out of new energy infrastructure, like the Atlantic Sunrise expansion project, as a way of continuing this tradition.

 

“As well-trained professionals who have worked on many projects, including pipelines, I want to clarify one thing: We too care deeply about the environment,” said Dave Horn, LECET representative, Mid-Atlantic LiUNA.

“We enjoy the outdoors and the beauty that’s around us. We also care about safely providing energy today and in the future and believe the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline can do just that. Growth in the energy industry can create steady, reliable careers for millions of men and women in our country and in this community. More specifically, pipeline work is a lifeline for good union jobs with family-supporting pay resulting in millions of dollars being reinvested back into the community and local businesses. We work on these projects; we have seen firsthand the economic benefits.”

Energy: The Invisible 10th Player in Baseball

There isn’t anything much more American than baseball. The iconic game has served as a cultural unifier for families, friends and sports-lovers alike on warm summer nights beneath the glow of stadium lights.

As the game has evolved, a new supporter has appeared behind the scenes. While maximizing player equipment and field conditions, baseball has adopted an invisible 10th player — energy.

It’s unusual to make the connection between petroleum and natural gas and baseball, but the game wouldn’t be the same without those energy sources.

The baseball itself was modernized to allow players to knock it out of the park and to guarantee consistency in performance. As the ball has changed, it has become what it is with the help of natural gas-based components.

The ball used in the major leagues is made of a cork center surrounded by synthetic rubber, which is made from petrochemical feedstocks produced by putting crude oil through several processes.

The core of the ball is submerged in a latex adhesive (also made from petroleum) and wrapped in three layers of woolen yarn. After that, the ball is wrapped a fourth time with polyester/cotton yarn, made in part by petroleum, which ensures the surface will be smooth. This is the last layer before the cowhide cover is applied and stitched together by hand.

The players’ uniforms are polyester, a synthetic fiber made from natural gas byproducts. Their gloves are often softened with petroleum jelly. The artistry of wooden bats is developed through stains and finishes, which contain petroleum derivatives. From the gasoline that fuels the mowers that shape the field to the natural gas byproducts that makeup the plastic seats in the stands, oil-based products are found all over the ballpark.

Natural gas plays a critical role to the field our national pastime is played on as well. It manufactures the nitrogen product fertilizer that makes the infield and outfield grass a vibrant green. The machines that manufacture bats and electronics that allow fans to tune in are powered by electricity, which is increasingly generated by reliable, cleaner-burning natural gas.

So next time you attend a game or watch on TV, remember the invisible 10th player that makes it all possible.

Industry, elected officials address hundreds at rally in support of Atlantic Sunrise

It’s time to build.

That was the message delivered by Williams — and echoed by the many laborers, supporters and officials in attendance — at a rally in Tunkhannock, Pa.

Beneath a backdrop of clear blue skies and a massive American flag, hundreds gathered in support of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project with a call to Pennsylvania legislators to construct energy infrastructure across the state.

“After an unprecedented amount of regulatory review, it’s finally time to build,” Mike Atchie, manager of public outreach for Williams, said. The nearly $3 billion project received the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval in February following a three-year review process.

The rally drew corporate leaders across several industries, legislators, natural gas workers and nonprofit organizers who urged Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to promptly approve the state permits needed so that construction can begin on this critical energy infrastructure investment that’s forecasted to support approximately 8,000 jobs.

 

 

The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline will create a crucial connection between Pennsylvania and consuming markets all along the East Coast. In the process, it will deliver economic growth, jobs and increased access to affordable, clean-burning energy, making the state a keystone in the mid-Atlantic region.

“This producing region of the Marcellus is constrained by the lack of pipeline capacity.” said Toby Mack, president of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, at the rally. “So much more gas could be produced and delivered for power generation, for homes and consumers, for heating, and for manufacturing if this pipeline were built.”

Local elected officials touted the benefits continued economic development throughout the state — a 2015 Pennsylvania State University study forecast the Atlantic Sunrise project to directly and indirectly support approximately 8,000 jobs in the 10 Pennsylvania counties during the project’s construction phase, resulting in an estimated $1.6 billion economic impact in the project area. And the jobs wouldn’t stop after the pipeline is built.

“Once that pipeline is in the ground and that gas can support other industries, it creates more job opportunities,” Joseph Lundy, of Cleveland Brothers Equipment, said.

Williams hopes to further help stimulate economic development with the launch of its WillShop Local app later this month. Project contractors will be able to connect with businesses and service providers along the project footprint through a mobile app, Atchie explained.

“We’re helping small businesses to capitalize on the massive investment we’re making,” Atchie said.

“The economic growth made possible by this project is astonishing,” Susquehanna County Commissioner Alan Hall said at the rally.

Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko also acknowledged pipelines as the safest, most efficient method of transporting energy.

“In Bradford County alone we’ve got 1,000 miles of installed pipeline — that means we could go from here to Miami, Florida, virtually,” McLinko said to the crowd. “Do you how many problems we’ve had? None.”

The 183-mile pipeline is nearing the end of its regulatory journey. Last month, more than 115 business, labor and community organizations — representing more than 77,000 members — and over 1,000 individuals voiced their support of the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project during a round of public hearings hosted by the PA DEP. Commentators submitted support during the public hearings or through signed letters.

During the second PA DEP comment period, public hearings were held in Lancaster, Wyoming, Columbia and Lebanon counties — four of the 10 counties the planned pipeline will cross in the state. During the 30-day public comment period, officials received remarks from 2,546 commentators: 1,916 (75 percent) voiced support for Atlantic Sunrise, while 630 (25 percent) shared opposition to the project.

“It’s time for Pennsylvania to get back to business,” state Rep. Jonathan Fritz said.

Atlantic Sunrise Supporters to PA DEP: It’s Time to Build!

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) hosted four public hearings to accept public comment on pending Chapter 102 and 105 permit applications for Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise expansion project. The hearings were held June 12-14 in Columbia, Lancaster, Lebanon and Wyoming counties.

Each speaker was provided up to three minutes of oral testimony: More than 120 people registered to speak and hundreds attended the hearings. Open and public discussions like the PA DEP public meetings are an important stage in the permitting process.

A wave of supporters descended upon each venue, gathering in solidarity for the Atlantic Sunrise project and offering testimony for why they’re behind this critical energy infrastructure project. A majority of registered speakers voiced support for Atlantic Sunrise and told the PA DEP it’s time to build and put Pennsylvania energy to work.

Supportive speakers included chamber of commerce directors, labor union representatives and private landowners. Each spoke in favor of the project for various reasons, mainly supporting the project because of the economic benefits it will provide. In addition to the jobs and economic benefit to communities, many commenters stated that Williams is an excellent steward of the environment, and that in their personal dealings with Williams, they were very impressed.

Below are just some of the positive supportive comments shared at the hearings:

“Williams has been working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for more than two years, providing the data and information needed for the permit applications to be processed in a timely and efficient manner. The Chapter 102 and 105 permit applications reflect the cooperation and collaboration Williams has demonstrated with PA DEP, as well as federal and state permitting agencies, to avoid or minimize impacts to wetlands, waterbodies and other sensitive environmental areas.”

Jeff Logan, President, Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council

 

“For the past 9 years, we have provided engineering and environmental consulting services for natural gas industry clients, including Williams. During this time, we have worked with numerous facets of the Williams’ organization and have found their performance and standards related to design practices, environmental compliance and safety to be exemplary.”

Chris McCue, P.E. Vice President, Borton Lawson Engineering

 

“Investment in new technologies has lowered our carbon footprint and that is, in large part, due to the natural gas industry and how gas is shipped to market. Williams takes extra steps to protect and preserve the environment. I know they will do it right”

Robert McQuay, Appellation Pre-Fab

 

“This project has been thoroughly vetted by various entities. It has receiveda Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from FERC in February of this year. Williams has been working with DEP for more than two years, providing the data and information needed for the permit applications to be processed in a timely and efficient manner. It is now time after these two-plus years for this project to receive the DEP approval that it has demonstrated it has earned.”

Jason Fink, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

 

“Manufacturers depend on natural gas to remain globally competitive.”

David Taylor, President, PA Manufacturers’ Association

 

“When we build pipelines, we build them safely, with the least amount of environmental impact possible.”

David Butterworth, Business Agent, Pipeliners Local 798

 

“The good jobs created by this project will support families across the state.”

Toby Mack, President, Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance

Williams sponsors fourth annual Fluid Power Challenge

How do you lift a weighted object using water? On March 23, middle school students from around the state put their critical thinking skills to the test, solving an engineering problem with fluid power, which uses a gas or liquid to transmit power from one location to another. The students, working in teams with their classmates, designed and created a fluid-powered machine and competed for top honors in categories such as best design, best teamwork and best portfolio.

This year marked the fourth annual Williams Fluid Power Challenge. The event is a two-part competition, kicking off with a workshop day that introduced teams to the basics of fluid power and chemical safety. Pittsburgh-area Williams employees volunteered their time and knowledge to mentor more than 130 students as they prepared for the competition. You can read more about a STEM workshop that Williams hosted in February in this blog post.

Students returned to the Union Brotherhood of Carpenters training center in Pittsburgh on competition day for the chance to put their knowledge to the test by using hydraulics to build functional machines. Williams sponsors this event in Allegheny County, as well as nearby Fayette and Westmoreland counties.

Participating in hands-on events such as the Williams Fluid Power Challenge has a multitude of benefits, says Chad Warren, a Chartiers Valley Middle School technology teacher who mentored the eighth-grade student team.

“They have to learn to think outside the box,” if they run into a problem during the competition, Warren says. “It definitely helps then when they’re solving problems in the class.”

The teamwork also helps students gain a better understanding of the give and take of group dynamics.

“The students learn that if they don’t plan, if they don’t do their research and prepare, they’re not going to make it to the next level of competition,” Warren says.

The competitive environment fosters a lasting learning spirit, fellow Chartiers Valley Middle School technology teacher Mark McAleer says.

Students who compete as seventh-graders often return the following year ready to apply the tips and tricks they picked up during their previous experience.

Williams is thankful for the opportunity to sponsor this competition each year. It allows the company to engage young learners in hands-on STEM activities and to be a part of training the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and industry leaders.

This year’s honors went to:

First place: Carlynton Junior High

Second place: Freeport Junior High Team 2

Third place: Linton Middle School Team 1

The category winners are below.

Best Design: Chartiers Valley Middle School Team 1

Best Teamwork: Independence Middle School Team 1

Best Portfolio: Freeport Middle School Team 1

First Responders, Schools & Townships Benefit From Community Grants

$350,417 in Funding Spread across 10 Pennsylvania Counties

Pittsburgh, PA — Fire departments, schools, libraries and townships are a few of the 40 Pennsylvania organizations that will receive more than $350,000 in funding this fall from Williams through its bi-annual community grant program. Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded by Williams to eligible organizations in communities where the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project would be constructed and operated.

asr_grant_fbOne of the 40 recipients is the Dallas School District in Luzerne County, which plans to use its $7,500 grant to offer a new, innovative welding course to students.

“The support we’re receiving from Williams will be used to help us kick off a ‘welding 101’ course at Dallas High School which we will offer to both our day-students and community members in the evening,” said Jason Rushmer, Dallas High School Principal. “We will be the first area school to offer this type of course which will help train welders for entering the workforce, especially the energy-related field that are in such close proximity to our district.”

Another recipient is the Conestoga Volunteer Fire Company, which is using its $10,000 grant to contribute toward replacing its existing fire engine.

“These dollars will go a long way towards helping us reach our goal of purchasing a new fire engine,” said Troy Bresch, president of the Conestoga Volunteer Fire company. “The new technology available today will make our firefighters more effective in responding to incidents by working with a new engine versus technology from 1990. Williams’ generous financial support is greatly appreciated by our Conestoga firefighters.”

Today’s announcement represents the fourth grant award cycle since the Atlantic Sunrise community grant program was initiated in 2015. Since then, Williams has announced total awards of more than $1.46 million across the 10-county Atlantic Sunrise project area.

Two cycles of Atlantic Sunrise grant awards are announced each year (spring and fall). This cycle’s grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($222,717), education ($51,700) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($76,000).

 

Williams Grant Award Recipients:

Clinton County

  • Woolrich Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 – Amkus rescue tool. Grant award: $10,000
  • Renovo Borough – In-car police video cameras. Grant award: $6,000

Columbia County

  • Millville Borough Police Department – Computer server. Grant award: $10,000
  • Benton Area Rodeo Association – Repairs and improvements. Grant award: $9,000
  • Aristes Fire Company No. 1 – New SCBA cylinders. Grant award: $10,000
  • Millville Community Fire Company – New SCBA cylinders. Grant award: $10,000
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble – Light board replacement. Grant award: $3,000
  • Millville Area Zone Emergency Management Agency – Radios and safety vests. Grant award: $9,217
  • Orangeville Borough – Restore borough playground. Grant award: $5,000

Lancaster County

  • Drumore Township — Community park enhancements. Grant award: $10,000
  • Mt. Joy Township Forest Fire Company – Wildland firefighting UTV. Grant award: $10,000
  • Southern Regional Police Department – In-car police video cameras. Grant award: $10,000
  • Lancaster Township Fire Department – Command vehicle project. Grant award: $10,000
  • Conestoga Volunteer Fire Company – Fire engine replacement. Grant award: $10,000
  • Lampeter Fire Company No. 1 – Upgrade exterior lighting, replace siren. Grant award: $10,000

Lebanon County

  • Hebron Hose Company No. 1 – Update firefighting equipment. Grant award: $10,000
  • Prescott Community Fire Company – Safety gear and ladders. Grant award: $10,000
  • Neversink Fire Company – Foam upgrade. Grant award: $10,000
  • Palmyra Public Library – Information technology lab. Grant award: $8,000

Luzerne County

  • Dallas School District – Welding 101 course. Grant award: $7,500
  • Back Mountain Memorial Library – Enrichment touch screen computer. Grant award: $8,200
  • Harding Fire Company – Turnout gear replacement. Grant award: $10,000
  • Kistler Elementary – STEM classes. Grant award: $6,000
  • Lake Township – Emergency battery backup system for traffic lights. Grant award: $7,500

Lycoming County

  • Willing Hand Hose Company of Montoursville – Hydraulic rescue tool. Grant award: $10,000
  • City Softball League – Tate field improvement. Grant award: $6,500
  • Foundation of the Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce – Safety barricades. Grant award: $5,000
  • Economic Community Growth Corporation – 6th annual science festival. Grant award: $5,000

Northumberland County

  • Liberty Hose Company – Fire equipment. Grant award: $10,000
  • Shamokin Emergency Squad – Replace Jaws of Life. Grant award: $10,000
  • Northumberland County Career and Technology Center—Sunrise-Cabot bakery. Grant award: $10,000

Schuylkill County

  • Pine Grove Community Ambulance Association – Radios. Grant award: $10,000
  • Pine Grove Township – Emergency management radios. Grant award: $7,500
  • West End Hose Company No. 7 – Personal safety gear. Grant award: $10,000
  • Schuylkill County Fire Historical Society – Museum roof. Grant award: $10,000
  • Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2 – Emergency tower equipment. Grant award: $10,000

Susquehanna County

  • North Tier Industry & Education Consortium – Youth apprenticeships. Grant award: $7,000

Wyoming County

  • Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company –AED replacement. Grant award: $10,000
  • Factoryville Borough – Community park equipment. Grant award: $10,000
  • Tunkhannock Baseball Association – Scoreboard project. Grant award: $10,000

 

About Atlantic Sunrise

The Atlantic Sunrise project is a proposed expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system in eastern Pennsylvania designed to transport enough natural gas to serve approximately 7 million homes. The design and construction of the project is projected to generate approximately $1.6 billion in positive economic impact, according to a study authored by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

About Williams

Williams operates the Transco pipeline, which consists of more than 10,000 miles of pipe and provides about one-third of the natural gas consumed in Pennsylvania. Williams operates pipelines and related facilities which handle about 30% of the nation’s natural gas.

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Williams Helps Raise Funds to Support the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Friendsville, PA — On Oct. 7, Williams participated in the 2016 Cabot Fall Classic Sporting Clay Tournament at Hausmann’s Hidden Hollow. Hosted by Cabot Oil & Gas, the third annual clay shoot brought together more than 350 energy professionals and local businesspeople to support the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Williams’ donation of $10,000 supports the education of students preparing for careers in petroleum and natural gas, and for the third year in a row, Cabot’s event raised more than $100,000 for the college.Students from the college assisted at the event and were presented opportunities to network

Students from the college assisted at the event and were presented opportunities to network with industry professionals and discuss internship opportunities.

Brian Costanzo, vice president for college advancement at Lackawanna College, highlighted the importance of the company’s involvement in education, saying “our students are very fortunate to have such great industry partners. Without those partnerships, our students aren’t getting the experience they need to succeed in the industry.”

In addition to the donation, Williams had two teams (10 people) participating in the Fall Classic. A Williams community outreach team was on hand to provide information and to collect signatures in support of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project.

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