Williams Partners announced yesterday that it has successfully placed into service its Gulf Trace project, a 1.2 million dekatherm per day expansion of the Transco pipeline system. The Transco pipeline expansion will serve the Sabine Pass Liquefaction export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
“Projects like Gulf Trace, which leverage existing gas pipeline infrastructure, make it possible to connect abundant domestic supply with emerging international markets,” said Rory Miller, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic-Gulf operating area. “Williams is well-positioned to take advantage of the projected surge in LNG demand growth, with our Transco pipeline passing through every U.S. state with an LNG export facility currently under construction.”
Williams Partners noted natural gas demand to serve LNG export facilities along the Transco pipeline is expected to grow by approximately 11,000 MDth/d by 2025. In September 2016 Williams Partners filed an application seeking regulatory approval for its Gulf Connector Expansion Project, designed to deliver 475,000 dekatherms per day to feed two liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas.
Transco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners, of which Williams owns controlling interests.