Partnership Offers Vocal Support for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

At its February meeting, the Board of Directors of The Southeastern Partnership adopted a resolution supporting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an historic energy infrastructure initiative being undertaken by AGL Resources, Dominion Power, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas.  

Through Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the four companies are working across three states to improve access to reliable supplies of clean, affordable energy. Though the exact route has not been determined yet, the 550-mile pipeline will extend from West Virginia, through Virginia and into North Carolina. It will terminate in Robeson County. 

“With the pipeline’s anticipated completion in 2018, its environmental and economic benefits for southeastern North Carolina are going to be huge,” says Jaz Tunnell, senior manager for government relations at Piedmont Natural Gas. North Carolina is currently served primarily via a single pipeline from the Gulf Coast. ACP will diversify the state’s energy infrastructure and lead to safer, more reliable and cleaner power. “The new pipeline opens up a wealth of opportunities for commercial, industrial and residential development in the Southeast,” Tunnell says. “It’s exciting news for the region and the state.”