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Williams Partners LP looks to expand pipeline.
Published: July 23, 2013

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Williams looks to expand pipeline

Williams Partners LP is looking to expand its Transco pipeline system to provide additional natural gas transportation capacity to markets in the Southeast. The company has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand a compressor station and boost Transco's capacity by the spring of 2015. The $50 million expansion project would provide enough natural gas to serve about 1 million homes. “Growing power-generation demand has dramatically increased utilization of Transco's Mobile Bay Lateral in recent years,” said Frank Ferazzi, general manager of the Transco system. Williams Partners also announced it will pay a regular quarterly cash distribution of 86.25 cents a unit. It will be paid on Aug. 9.

OGE Energy adds new director

OGE Energy Corp. has added Sheila G. Talton to its board of directors, the company announced Monday. Talton, 60, will join the board at its next regularly scheduled meeting in September. OGE Energy CEO Pete Delaney touted Talton's information technology expertise. Talton is CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, which provides data analytics and predictive modeling services to the financial and health care industries.

Hedges to lead Summit ESP region

Summit ESP has tabbed industry veteran John Hedges as director of its southern region, the electric submersible pumping systems provider announced. Hedges has 20 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, all of it in the artificial lift business. Hedges most recently was the Canadian region business leader for GE Oil and Gas Artificial Lift.

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