Dominion proposes gas pipeline from W.Va. to NC

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 28, 2014 at 10:55 am •  Published: May 28, 2014

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 ( ) 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 ( reported.

Orndorff said Dominion Transmission expects the pipeline to measure 42 inches in diameter.

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