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Williams announces participation in The Environmental Partnership

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Continuing its focus on responsible stewardship, Williams has announced that it has joined The Environmental Partnership, a growing coalition of companies responsible for meeting the US’s growing demand for low cost energy that have committed to improving environmental performance and accelerating emissions reductions.

“Natural gas is a critical part of our nation’s clean energy future and provides immediate, practical solutions to reducing emissions,” said Alan Armstrong, Williams’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “As an industry leader that handles 30% of the natural gas in the US, Williams knows that the industry is capable of being part of the solution, as actions supported by The Environmental Partnership demonstrate. These efforts align with our own commitment to contribute to a safe and sustainable future.”

Williams continues to make strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations. Since 2012, reported methane emissions from Williams’ gas processing plants and transmission compressor stations have been reduced by more than 53%, even while increasing throughput at these facilities by 21%. In addition, Williams has sponsored and participated in five Colorado State University/Department of Energy methane emissions studies. Williams also supports Colorado State University’s Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Centre and funds methane reduction projects at Pipeline Research Council International.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherers, processors and transporters of natural gas, Williams plays a critical role in bringing this clean and affordable resource to electric generation, industry and homes, resulting in cleaner air.

The Company continues to emphasise the important role natural gas plays in addressing environmental concerns regarding air quality and climate change, particularly when it comes to displacing or providing alternatives to more polluting fuels. Natural gas is a flexible, lower-emission fuel compared to other hydrocarbons such as coal or heating oil. And, because the US has an abundant supply of natural gas, using this local, cleaner resource has significantly reduced US emissions.

The Environmental Partnership, sponsored by API, consists of US natural gas and oil production, processing, and transmission companies operating in every major oil and gas basin across the country. The organisation provides a forum for participants to share information and analyse best practices and technological breakthroughs in order to responsibly develop essential natural gas and oil resources.

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