Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Williams Official Calls for Free Energy Market

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Williams Official Calls for Free Energy Market

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HOUSTON (JR) -- The energy industry is ready to respond to the nation's need for energy, but it needs the freedom to do so, a Williams Cos. executive told a Houston group.

"Energy takes freedom," said Phil Wright, who serves as president and CEO of Williams' energy services businesses. "And, far more importantly, freedom takes energy. Each preserves the other."

Wright addressed an audience of 300 in Houston. The event marked the one-year anniversary of EnergyNewsLive.com's Houston bureau.

EnergyNewsLive delivers live, streaming-video news via bureaus in Houston, Washington, New York, Sacramento, Calif., and its home studio in Tulsa.

"Energy takes freedom and freedom takes energy" is reality, not clever wordplay, Wright said.

"When I say energy takes freedom, I mean the freedom to deploy solutions that recover, transport and deliver energy responsibly and profitably governed not by legislative fiat, but by the forces of a free market," he said. …

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