Williams Delays Louisiana Pipeline Project Amid Dispute with Competitor Energy Transfer

(Reuters) — U.S. energy firm Williams Companies has delayed the completion of its Louisiana Energy Gateway natural gas pipeline project following a dispute with a rival, Williams CEO Alan Armstrong said on Wednesday at a conference.

The 1.8-billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) pipeline was originally set to come online this year, but was delayed to the second half of 2025 following a dispute with Energy Transfer, the company previously said.

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The company is still pushing ahead with the project, but has not laid out a new start date, Armstrong said.

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams was able to re-route the line around the disputed area, he said.

The project, which is under construction in Louisiana and Texas, will feed gas from the Haynesville shale field to the Gulf Coast where demand for the fuel is growing to supply several liquefied natural gas export plants expected to enter service over the next few years.

Officials at Energy Transfer were not immediately available for comment.

Other energy firms, including Momentum Midstream and DT Midstream, have fought with Energy Transfer in court, accusing Energy Transfer of "blocking" their pipeline projects by not allowing them to cross Energy Transfer's pipelines in the area.

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