Community Meeting: Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline in Cumberland County

A public meeting was held by Dominion Resources Inc. on Tuesday, September 23 regarding the proposed $4.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Background:  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is charged by Congress with evaluating whether interstate natural gas pipeline projects proposed by private companies should be approved.  The Federal government does not propose, construct, oprate, or own such projects.  The Commission’s determination whether to approve such a project may affect you if your land is where a natural gas pipeline, other facilities or underground storage fields might be located.

Location:  550 miles of natural gas pipeline will be installed underground from West Virginia through Cumberland County and ending in Robeson County.  The North Carolina counties that will the pipeline will run through (Cumberland, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Northampton, Robeson, Sampson, Wilson)

Talking Points:

  • Dominion Resources, Inc in collaboration with Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources will build and own the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)
  • Chmura Economics and Analytics has studies the impact of the ACP and the findings are a “substantial economic benefit for North Carolina both during its construction and after it begins operations.”
  • The pipelines construction would generate an estimated $680 million from 2014-2019
  • 4,400 jobs will be creating
  • Once the pipeline is built, operation of the ACP will generate $11.7 million per year in economic activity for North Carolina
  • Natural gas will stabilize electiricty and home heating prices
  • There will significant air quality benefits
  • 70% of affected landowners have given permission to survey property

Maps:  Follow the link below to view further talking points and view maps and routes of the proposed ACP

Do you have a question?

If you are a landowner contact 1-888-895-8716

If you are a non-landowner contact 1-844-215-1819

email:  [email protected]



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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".