Williams to expand Tulsa-area product transportation capacity

Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, plans a $2.2 million project to increase refined product transportation capacity in the Tulsa area.

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Aug. 29 -- Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, plans a $2.2 million project to increase refined product transportation capacity in the Tulsa area.

The improvement of terminal and pump station facilities will increase transportation capacity by 6 million bbl/year.

The company will add new pumping capacity at its west Tulsa products terminal and replace the section of 8-in. pipe under the Arkansas River with 12-in. line.

Williams said the expansion will relieve a bottleneck on the system caused by growth in demand for gasoline, fuel oil and jet fuel particularly during the peak demand months of April to October. Williams expects this construction to be complete by May.

In anticipation of even more demand, the company plans to evaluate a project to increase pipeline capacity by another 18 million bbl/year.

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