Williams lowers FY13-14 adjusted segment profit/distributable cash flow view Williams Partners is lowering its 2013-14 guidance for adjusted segment profit and distributable cash flow primarily to reflect sharply lower commodity margin assumptions. Capital expenditures for 2013-14 are increasing, primarily due to increases of approximately $220 million in 2013 and $210 million in 2014 associated with a change in the forecasting presentation for Williams Partners’ Gulfstar FPS and Constitution Pipeline projects. Previous capital expenditure guidance only reflected Williams Partners’ 51-percent interest in Gulfstar and its 51-percent interest in Constitution. While Williams Partners’ interests in each project are unchanged, the new guidance reflects Gulfstar and Constitution on a fully consolidated basis with our partners non-controlling interests reflected separately. The capital increases associated with this presentation change will be fully offset by capital contributions from the partners on each project.
Williams announces FERC approval of Maryland natural gas pipeline Williams announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Transco’s application to expand its mainline pipeline system and construct an 11-mile pipeline lateral connecting Transco to an electric power generating facility in Cecil County, Md. The Rock Springs expansion project is designed to transport 192,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s planned Wildcat Point Generation Facility. Transco’s Rock Springs expansion is among $4.8B in transmission projects Williams expects to place into service through 2017, the company noted.