The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) another notice to proceed with construction activities, authorizing work to begin on contractor yards in West Virginia and North Carolina, according to a report from NaturalGasIntel.
The 600-mile pipeline is designed to carry Appalachian natural gas to the Southeast. The contractor yards would be among others along the route where construction materials are be stored and for personnel.
The notice allows for construction of two yards in Upshur County, West Virginia, and Halifax County, North Carolina. However, the notice did not authorize another request to start construction on a yard and access roads in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
The pipeline is estimated to generate 17,240 jobs across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina and bring over $2.7 billion in economic activity, according to the project’s website. Further, there will be jobs for around 7,200 construction workers in 2018 and 5,600 in 2019.