RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources Inc. has proposed building a 450-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to markets in Virginia and North Carolina.
The proposed Dominion Southeast Reliability Project would run from an interconnection with a Dominion Transmission Inc. pipeline in North Central West Virginia through Virginia to Lumberton, North Carolina. Dominion Transmission is Richmond-based Dominion Resource's interstate gas transmission and storage subsidiary.
Dominion Resources spokesman Jim Norvelle told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1kmES2s ) that the company hasn't decided whether to build the pipeline.
A route for the pipeline hasn't been identified. Norvelle said the company is notifying land owners that it will begin surveying for a route as early as this summer.
Dominion Transmission would build the pipeline, which could be put into service by the end of 2018.
Robert Orndorff, a representative with Dominion Transmission, met with the Lewis County Commission in West Virginia on Tuesday to inform the commissioners about the project, The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/1py3lBY) reported.
Orndorff said Dominion Transmission expects the pipeline to measure 42 inches in diameter.