Crossing Agricultural Land

Williams operates thousands of miles of pipelines buried under agricultural land across the U.S. From corn to cattle to cotton, we understand that the agricultural industry is vital to our country’s economy and well-being. That’s why we embrace construction practices which protect and reclaim the land back to prior production yields as soon as possible.

Pipeline Growth In PA

Thanks to the shale boom, the energy industry is growing in Pennsylvania and more pipelines are being built. Choosing where to put them isn’t always easy. As pipeline planners look for ways to balance impacts to people and the environment, areas most likely affected by new pipeline construction tend to be rural, which means crossing farmland.

AT WILLIAMS, WE’RE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST AND RESPECT WE’VE WORKED HARD TO ESTABLISH WITH OUR FARMING NEIGHBORS.


That’s why we’re taking extra steps to ensure agricultural landowners who may be affected by one of our pipelines are part of the planning process. Our goal is to treat them fairly, both through financial compensation and by protecting and restoring their land.

Yes, you can farm over a pipeline.  For the Atlantic Sunrise project, we are working with soil scientists, agronomists and local agricultural experts to ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of the agricultural lands in the area. These experts will work to ensure our construction techniques and restoration methods are appropriate for the area’s soils, crops and farming practices.

Here is an overview of some of the steps we are taking: