PROJECT UPDATE NEWSLETTER: Spring 2015


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Williams Files Application Seeking Federal Approval for Pipeline Expansion

Williams has filed a certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to expand the existing Transco transmission pipeline to connect natural gas producing regions in northern Pennsylvania to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states by 2017. [read more]

Penn State Study: Atlantic Sunrise Project Expected to Generate $1.6 Billion Economic Impact

The design and construction of the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project will generate approximately $1.6 billion in additional wages, revenues and investments to the regional and state economies of Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to a study authored by researchers at Pennsylvania State University. [read more]

Protecting the Pipe: Exceeding Industry Safety Standards

As the Atlantic Sunrise project is designed, constructed and operated, Williams is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety, utilizing construction and operational procedures that exceed already stringent industry regulations. Once operational, the new pipeline will be maintained and operated according to procedures outlined in the company’s Pipeline Integrity Management Program. [read more]

Anatomy of an Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

The siting and construction of interstate natural gas pipelines is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). An integral component to FERC’s review of a proposed project is the Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate Application). [read more]

Viewing the Application

A copy of Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise project application recently submitted to FERC is available on FERC’s website at www.ferc.gov (select the “Documents and Filing” tab, then “e-library” and then “General Search”). In addition, copies of the application are accessible for public inspection at the following public libraries. [read more]

Frequently Asked Questions: Atlantic Sunrise Project

Is the route now considered final?

The route filed with FERC in the 7(c) Certificate Application reflects the current preferred alignment incorporating data, comments and input received through Dec. 1, 2014. As additional data is gathered the preferred route may still be adjusted after filing the 7(c) application with FERC. Alternatives that have been and are being considered for the project were filed with FERC as part of the 7(c) application. [read more]