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Williams Partners Sharpens Natgas Focus With Petrochem Plant Sale
Monday, April 17, 2017 Williams Partners LP says it will sell its stake in a unit that owns 88.46% of an olefins plant in Louisiana to Nova Chemicals for $2.1B in cash.

Energy Transfer CEO Feared Deal Would Cause 'Implosion'
Monday, June 20, 2016 Energy Transfer Equity LP CEO Kelcy Warren feared that pushing ahead with a merger with rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. after a plunge in oil prices would prompt analysts to downgrade the company and cause an "implosion."

Williams' Stock Soars after Rejecting Energy Transfer's $53.1B Offer
Monday, June 22, 2015 Pipeline conglomerate Williams sees share price climb 24% following the board's decision to reject a $53.1B stock-for-stock offer from Energy Transfer.

Williams Partners To Buy Williams Co's Alberta Assets For $1.2B
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Williams Partners says it will buy Williams Companies Inc's assets in Alberta, Canada for about $1.2 billion.

McDermott Secures Spar Hull Installation in GOM
Monday, August 06, 2012 McDermott receives contract by Williams Partners L.P. for transportation and installation services for a Spar hull in the Gulf of Mexico.

Williams Partners, Others to Invest $800M in Utica Shale Venture
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Williams Partners and other investment partners agreed to invest $800M in a joint venture with Caiman Energy II aimed at supporting O&G production in the Utica Shale region.

Williams Partners Agrees to Buy Caiman Subsidiary for $2.5B
Monday, March 19, 2012 Williams Partners acquired Caiman Eastern Midstream for about $2.5B, helping the company gain a foothold in the Marcellus formation, a boom area for natural-gas production.

Williams, DCP to Expand GOM Pipeline
Monday, January 23, 2012 Williams Partners L.P. and DCP Midstream Partners, LP announced a planned expansion of the Discovery natural gas gathering pipeline system in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Williams Partners Signs Contracts for Tubular Bells Field
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Williams Partners has signed multiple agreements with Hess and Chevron to provide production handling, export pipeline, oil and gas gathering and gas processing services in the Tubular Bells field.

Williams Raises Bid for Southern Union to About $5.6B
Thursday, July 14, 2011 Williams Cos. raised its bid for Texas pipeline company Southern Union to about $5.6B in cash in the latest round of a takeover battle with Energy Transfer Equity.

Williams Touts 4.5 Tcfe in Reserves for 2010
Thursday, February 17, 2011 Williams announced that its total proved natural gas and oil reserves as of Dec. 31, 2010, were approximately 4.5 Tcfe.

Williams Wraps Up ND Bakken Acquisition
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Williams has completed a major purchase in North Dakota's Bakken oil play from private owners for $925 million cash.

Williams Launches Open Season for Marcellus Pipeline Expansion
Friday, March 05, 2010 Williams is initiating a binding open season for an expansion of its Transco pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation capacity to transport growing Pennsylvania Marcellus supply.

More Energy Firms Go Uninsured
Monday, August 24, 2009 Many energy companies are facing the late-blooming Gulf Coast hurricane season without insurance against storm damage to their offshore platforms, pipelines and drilling rigs.

Williams Partners Reports Q1 2009 Financial Results
Thursday, April 30, 2009 Williams Partners announced unaudited first-quarter 2009 net income of $18.7 million, compared with first-quarter 2008 net income of $43.6 million.

Williams Partners Posts 2008 Financial Results
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Williams Pipeline Partners announced unaudited 2008 net income of $51.9 million.

Williams' Discovery Offshore Gathering System Returns to Service
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 The 30-inch mainline of the Discovery offshore gathering system has been repaired and is back in service following damage sustained from Hurricane Ike.

Williams Holds Open Season for Rockies Connector Pipeline
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Williams is holding an open season, Sept. 26-Oct. 29, to obtain shipper interest in a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline. The pipeline would connect natural gas supplies from the Rockies to the Northeast.

Williams Pipeline Partners Considers IPO
Thursday, September 13, 2007 Williams Pipeline Partners has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission proposing an underwritten initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests.

Williams Partners to Boost Stake in Discovery
Thursday, June 21, 2007 Williams Partners L.P. has agreed to acquire an additional 20 percent interest in Discovery Producer Services LLC from Williams for $78 million.

Williams Partners Acquires Remaining Four Corners Interest
Thursday, December 14, 2006 Williams Partners L.P. and Williams said late Wednesday that Williams Partners has completed its acquisition of the remaining 74.9 percent interest in Williams Four Corners LLC that it did not own from Williams for $1.223 billion.

Williams Partners Upsizes Equity Offering
Thursday, December 07, 2006 Williams Partners L.P. said late Wednesday that it has priced its previously announced offering of its common units at $38.00 per unit. The offering was upsized from 6.9 million common units to 7.0 million common units.

Williams Partners Announces Equity Offering
Tuesday, December 05, 2006 Williams Partners L.P. said that it intends to commence an underwritten public offering of 6.9 million common units representing limited partner interests.

Williams Partners to Hold Private Placement for Four Corners Acquisition
Friday, December 01, 2006 Williams Partners L.P. on Friday announced it has entered into an agreement to sell approximately $350 million of common units and Class B units to new and existing qualified institutional buyers in a private placement.

Williams Partners to Acquire Remaining Interest in Four Corners
Thursday, November 16, 2006 Williams and Williams Partners L.P. on Thursday announced that Williams Partners has agreed to acquire the remaining 74.9 percent interest in Williams Four Corners LLC that it does not own from Williams for $1.223 billion.

Williams Partners L.P. Prices Equity Offering
Thursday, June 15, 2006 Williams Partners L.P. has priced its previously announced offering of 6.6 million of its common units at a price of $31.25 per unit.

Williams Partners Announces Equity Offering
Monday, June 12, 2006 Williams Partners L.P. intends to commence an underwritten public offering of 6.6 million common units representing limited partner interests.

Williams Receives FERC Approval for 2007 Northeast Expansion
Monday, May 22, 2006 Williams announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a proposal to expand Williams' Transco natural gas pipeline to serve markets in the northeastern United States by November 2007.

Williams Partners Set to Acquire Stake in Four Corners
Friday, April 07, 2006 Williams Partners has agreed to acquire a 25.1 percent interest in parent company Williams' Four Corners subsidiary, which at closing will own gathering, processing, and treating assets in the Four Corners area in the U.S. Southwest.

Williams Mulls Building Pipeline from Wyoming to Kansas
Thursday, December 01, 2005 Williams is considering the construction of a 750-mile natural gas liquids pipeline from Opal, Wyoming, to Conway, Kansas.

Williams Partners Says Certain Operations Shut-In Due to Hurricane
Friday, September 02, 2005 Williams Partners L.P. advises that certain of its interests in the Gulf Coast remain shut-in as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Williams Continues Working to Restore Operations
Friday, September 02, 2005 The company continues to receive reports of manageable damage regarding the extent of the hurricane's impact on Williams' onshore and offshore interests. Many operations, however, remain shut-in pending availability of inlet natural gas supplies from producers.