Williams Announces Open Season for Regional Energy Access Expansion

Transco Project Designed to Minimize Environmental Impacts; Help
Northeast Region Meet Its Clean Air Goals

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced that it is initiating a binding
open season from March 8 to April 8, 2019, for Regional Energy Access,
an incremental expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide
firm natural gas transportation capacity to markets in the northeastern
United States as early as November 2022.

Regional Energy Access is being designed to provide up to one million
dekatherms per day of firm transportation capacity to the Transco
pipeline’s northeast market, including existing Pennsylvania and New
Jersey local distribution companies and power generators. Demand for
natural gas in the Northeast continues to rise as businesses rely on
natural gas to help meet clean air goals.

Regional Energy Access is a cost-effective expansion along an existing
Transco corridor that will ultimately deliver more than a billion cubic
feet of new natural gas supply with minimal environmental footprint,”
said Scott Hallam, senior vice president of Williams’ Atlantic-Gulf
Operating Area. “The project will expand existing infrastructure to meet
the region’s growing demand for natural gas while helping reduce air

Regional Energy Access minimizes environmental impacts by maximizing the
use of existing Transco pipeline infrastructure and rights of way. The
preliminary design of the project consists of additional compression and
selected pipeline loop segments along the existing Transco pipeline
corridor. Although the final capacity, scope and cost of the project
will be determined by the results of the open season, it is anticipated
that the project will include approximately 34 miles of pipeline looping
and additional compression along existing Transco facilities.

The project will connect robust Marcellus supply from receipt points
along the Transco pipeline’s Leidy Line in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,
to delivery points in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the Station
210 Zone 6 Pool in Mercer County, New Jersey, the Lower Mud Run Road
interconnect in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and along Transco’s
mainline to Station 200, Marcus Hook lateral and Trenton Woodbury

The proposed project will be subject to approval by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission and other agencies. For customer inquiries,
contact Kelsie Van Hoose at (713) 215-2396.

About Williams

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure
connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand
for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations
across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing,
interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas
liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams owns
and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including
Transco, the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline –
providing natural gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial
use. Williams’ operations handle approximately 30 percent of U.S.
natural gas. www.williams.com

Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements”
as defined by federal law. Although the company 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 company’s annual and quarterly reports
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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(918) 573-0797

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(918) 573-9673

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