Williams Highlights Focus on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; Announces Membership in ONE Future

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Highlighting its focus on corporate responsibility and sustainability,
Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced that it has joined Our Nation’s
Energy Future Coalition (“ONE Future”), a natural gas industry-led
organization dedicated to voluntarily achieving meaningful reductions in
methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

Williams is proud to partner with ONE Future and the other member
companies in demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental
responsibility,” said Alan Armstrong, Williams’ president and chief
executive officer. “As an industry leader that handles approximately 30%
of the nation’s natural gas, Williams supports effective, voluntary
programs to reduce emissions.”

Williams continues to make strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
from its operations. Since 2012, reported methane emissions from
Williams’ gas processing plants and transmission compressor stations
have been reduced by more than 53%, even while increasing throughput at
these facilities by 21%. As a Natural Gas STAR Program member since its
inception in 1993, Williams successfully implemented and reported
pressure-reduction using recompression to lower gas-line pressure before
pipeline maintenance. In 2018, this recompression program resulted in a
reduction of pipeline blowdown greenhouse gas emissions by 83.5% at
Williams. Additionally, in August 2018, Williams and other members of
the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America made a commitment to
continuously minimize methane emissions from interstate natural gas
transmission and storage operations.

Williams is a strong addition to our coalition,” said Richard Hyde,
executive director, ONE Future. “Their proven dedication to
environmental stewardship should provide good thought leadership for the
organization’s growth as we work to identify new methods for reducing
methane emissions.”

Williams is the 17th company to join ONE Future since the
organization began in 2014. ONE Future was formed when eight companies
came together with a focus to collectively achieve a science-based
average rate of methane emissions across its facilities to one percent
(or less) of total natural gas production by 2025. The organization now
includes companies accounting for some of the largest natural gas
producers, transmission and distribution companies in the U.S.

About Williams

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure
connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand
for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations
across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing,
interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas
liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams owns
and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including
Transco, the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline –
providing natural gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial
use. Williams’ operations handle approximately 30% of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com

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