Dominion gets approval to start Atlantic Coast construction in NC


Dominion Energy has received approval from federal regulators for construction for of its multi-billion dollar natural gas pipeline in North Carolina, Reuters reports.

The 600-mile Atlantic Coast project is designed to carry about 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to customers in Virginia and North Carolina.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a partnership between units of Virginia-based Dominion, North Carolina’s Duke Energy and Georgia-based Southern Co. Dominion will build and operate the pipeline.

The $6-$6.5 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina remained on track to enter service in late 2019, according to Dominion Energy. The project will include compressor stations in Lewis County, West Virginia; Buckingham County, Virginia; and Northampton County, North Carolina.

Construction of the Atlantic Coast pipeline is estimated to generate $2.7 billion in total economic activity, support 17,240 jobs and contribute $4.2 million in average annual local tax revenue, according to the project’s website.


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