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One of Largest U.S. Gas Pipes May Get Bigger Amid Shale Boom

March 8, 2019, 6:26 PM

Williams Cos. is proposing an expansion of its existing pipeline system to bring natural gas capacity to the U.S. Northeast, where companies have struggled to move forward with new conduits amid regulatory hurdles and landowner opposition.

The company is seeking interest from gas producers and other potential customers for a project it’s calling the Regional Energy Access Expansion, which would add more than 1 billion cubic feet a day of capacity on its massive Transcontinental gas pipeline.

The expansion would help connect booming gas supply from the Marcellus, the country’s biggest shale gas play, to markets in Pennsylvania and New...

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