On a bright and sunny Friday morning, a Williams Partners LP SUV pulls up to a hidden clearing between thick trees, far removed from the barns and fields of south-central Pennsylvania passed along the way. The Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline is about a month from full service and finishing touches are coming along splendidly. The much-needed pipeline with capacity of 1.7 billion cubic feet per day connects to Williams’ nearby Transco Pipeline. Once fully operational, Atlantic Sunrise is expected to go a long way toward easing the bottlenecks that plague the Marcellus and help producers move substantial reserves of natural gas out of the basin to vital markets up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Hart Energy’s Group Managing Editor Len Vermillion and Videographer Genaro Cibrián traveled to Lancaster County, Pa., to meet up with representatives of Williams and tour the massive Atlantic Sunrise pipeline near its connection to Transco.