Williams Pipeline Opens

Tulsa, OK – Williams says Colorado Hub pipeline now in service

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Williams Cos. Inc. says a 26.4-mile-long natural gas transmission pipeline in Colorado is now in use.

Tulsa-based Williams announced Tuesday that Northwest Pipeline GP, its majority-owned subsidiary, has received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place the Colorado Hub Connection into service. The pipeline project cost $60 million.

The pipeline connects the Meeker/White River regional production area hub with the Northwest Pipeline mainline system south of Rangely, Colo.

Phil Wright, the president of Williams' gas pipeline business, says the completion of the Colorado Hub makes it possible for the company to connect supplies from Colorado's Piceance Basin with markets in the western United States.

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