SOURCE: Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

October 08, 2014 11:00 ET

Ecology and Environment, Inc. Provides Services to Williams Partners to Increase Energy Supply for New York City

LANCASTER, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2014) - Supported by the services of Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI), Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) is on track to increase natural gas delivery capacity to two New York City boroughs in time for next winter's heating season. With approval recently granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct the Rockaway Lateral expansion to Williams' Transco pipeline, construction is now underway, with E & E conducting offshore water quality monitoring for the project, coordinating the protected species observation program, and submitting weekly status reports to FERC and NYSDEC.

The Rockaway Lateral is an important addition to the Transco pipeline, the nation's largest-volume interstate natural gas pipeline system and a major supplier of natural gas to New York City. With a daily delivery capacity of 647,000 dekatherms, the Rockaway Lateral will provide an additional supply-delivery connection into the National Grid distribution system, which delivers natural gas to 1.25 million customers in Brooklyn and Queens.

E & E has provided environmental review, agency coordination, permit development, and compliance plan implementation to support the Rockaway Lateral project since the project's inception in 2008. E & E staff works directly with the environmental inspectors and Williams/Transco management to ensure contractor compliance with the conditions of environmental permits and authorizations.

Headquartered in Lancaster, N.Y., E & E has completed thousands of projects for a wide variety of clients, including some of the most iconic, high-profile projects in the world. E & E is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI, and the information contained in this press release is available on the Company's website at