Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy and Duke Energy in Charlotte announced July 5 the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty, which threaten the economic viability of the project. The 605-mi.-long ACP, with a projected cost of $8 billion, was designed to bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets in Virginia and North Carolina.

The United States Supreme Court on June 15 paved the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail, siding with energy companies and the Trump administration. The justices ruled 7-2 to reverse a lower court ruling that had thrown out the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) Attorneys general from 18 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said his office will lead the coalition. A friend of the court brief scheduled to be filed argues that the 4th U.S.

Construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could be delayed for months after Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ordered the 600-mile interstate natural gas project to stop all work, The News & Observer reported. The project is a joint venture between Dominion Energy, Duke Energy Corporation, Piedmont Natural Gas Company and Southern Company, with Dominion Energy being the majority stakeholder and chief operator of the pipeline.