Update on the Atlantic Coast Gas Pipeline for Cumberland County

The Association luncheon was held on Tuesday and representatives from Dominion Resources and Piedmont Natural Gas were in attendance.  Bruce McKay from Dominion gave an update on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Background on Pipeline:

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is an interstate natural gas pipeline that will serve multiple public utilities and their urgent energy needs in Virginia and North Carolina. The natural gas transported safely by this project will be used to generate electricity as well as to heat homes and run local businesses.

By providing access to additional low-cost natural gas supplies, the ACP will increase the reliability and security of natural gas supplies in Virginia and North Carolina.

Talking Points:

  • Total natural gas demand in our region is estimated to rise at 3.5 percent annually, increasing nearly 165 percent from 2010 to 2035
  • Projected timeline for the pipeline to be installed and operational is late 2018
  • A proposed route is being studies.  Dominion is collecting data through surveys and consultations with landowners and other stakeholder to determine the best route with the least impact to the environment, and and to historic and cultural resources
  • In Cumberland County the pipeline will run 39.5 miles and affect 190 parcels and 143 landowners

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Power Point

Quotes from Dominion:

“This is the most prolific gas supply in the U.S.”

“This is going to be a game changer.”

“Currently North Carolina gets 80% of gas from a transfer line.”

“Pipeline will operational by 2018.”

“50 feet will be maintained next to the pipeline.”

“The pipeline will be 3 feet in depth.”

What’s Next?

Pipeline Open House

FAYETTEVILLE, NC: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 1965 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312 (View newspaper ad; also available in Spanish).  We are currently evaluating alternative routes in the Fayetteville area as part of an ongoing effort to find the best pathway for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We invite all those who are interested to attend this upcoming open house to learn more about the project.

Pipeline Contact Information:

Website:  www.dom.com/ACpipeline

Facebook:  Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Landowner Toll-free Number:

General Inquiry Toll-free Number:



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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".