Williams Launches Online Broadcast News Network

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A new Web-based news service from Williams might be described best as CNBC for the energy industry.

EnergyNewsLive.com (www.energynewslive.com) is Williams’ new Internet-based business news service tailored specifically to the energy industry. It delivers live, broadcast-quality programming to the computer desktop each hour of the business day from a studio on the Williams trading floor in Tulsa, Okla., as well as from satellite studios in Washington D.C., New York City and Houston. Quality and clarity of the streaming video are extraordinary, provided the viewer is accessing the site via a high-speed (preferably T-1) connection. To ensure objectivity of coverage, Williams has contracted with an outside news service for EnergyNewsLive.com. The company currently does not sell advertising on the site.

In addition to the live and archived news broadcasts, EnergyNewsLive.com features what Williams is referring to as the Williams uE, or Universal Unit of Energy. The uE is a cross-commodity index for both the spot and future price of energy. The site also features a proprietary suite of weather forecasting tools that present current and future weather in the context of its effect on energy markets.

Steve Malcolm, president and CEO of Williams Energy Services said that the content delivered through EnergyNewsLive.com should prove advantageous to anyone involved in the energy industry. “Williams has the access to industry information and data that, along with our experience and expertise, allow us to make smart, financially rewarding decisions for ourselves and our customers,” Malcolm said. “EnergyNewsLive.com brings all of that together.”

Registration for EnergyNewsLive.com is currently free.

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