Williams Sets Peak-Day Delivery Record on Transco Pipeline

Jan 08, 2010, 10:42 ET from Williams

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that its Transco natural gas pipeline system - a major natural gas artery serving the northeastern and southeastern United States - has established a peak-day delivery record of 9.25 million dekatherms.

The record-breaking deliveries occurred on Jan. 3, 2010. The new peak-day mark surpasses the previous high of 8.91 million dekatherms that was established on Feb. 5, 2009. This represents enough natural gas to serve the energy needs of more than 40 million U.S. homes on an average day.

The company also established a new three-day delivery record Jan. 2-4, averaging 9 million dekatherms per day.

"This was a tremendous team effort that allowed us to quickly respond to our customers' needs," said Phil Wright, president of Williams' natural gas pipeline business. "The majority of our market area experienced colder than normal temperatures, and our employees did a great job of responding to significant increases in demand."

The Transco pipeline is a 10,500-mile pipeline system which extends from South Texas to New York.

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