Williams Partners Completes Latest Acquisition of Midstream Assets in Marcellus Shale

Dec 21, 2010, 16:05 ET from Williams Partners L.P.

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation's (NYSE: COG) midstream assets in Susquehanna County, Pa., for $150 million.

The assets include approximately 75 miles of gathering pipelines and two compressor stations that are currently gathering approximately 230-240 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of Cabot's natural gas production.  

The partnership has also agreed to a new long-term dedicated gathering agreement with Cabot for its production in the northeast Pennsylvania area of the Marcellus Shale. The 25-year agreement covers an area of mutual interest that currently includes approximately 138,000 net acres.

About Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ)

Williams Partners L.P. is a leading diversified master limited partnership focused on natural gas transportation; gathering, treating, and processing; storage; natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation; and oil transportation. The partnership owns interests in three major interstate natural gas pipelines that, combined, deliver 12 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States. The partnership's gathering and processing assets include large-scale operations in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and both onshore and offshore along the Gulf of Mexico. Williams (NYSE: WMB) owns approximately 75 percent of Williams Partners, including the general-partner interest. More information is available at www.williamslp.com. Go to http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=1296&to=ea&s=0 or http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=630&to=ea&s=0 to join our email list.

Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal law. Although the partnership believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the "safe harbor" protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the partnership's annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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