Atlantic Coast Pipe Not Stopping in NC; Expanding to SC, Beyond?

In July, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a favorable final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Dominion’s $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. At least, we *thought* the pipeline would end in North Carolina–at Lumberton. However, Dominion vice president and general manager for Southern pipeline operations, Dan Weekley, seems to have spilled the beans at an industry conference that Dominion has designs on extending Atlantic Coast beyond North Carolina–into South Carolina. He said “everybody knows” that Atlantic Coast is not going to stop in Lumberton, “despite” what current plans say. It was just two months ago that FERC issued a final, favorable environmental impact statement for the project–a project that terminates in NC (see Atlantic Coast Pipeline Gets Favorable Final EIS from FERC). We suspect somebody is in major hot water for revealing what may have been, until now, internal discussions–not meant for public dissemination…

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