Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas have selected Dominion to construct their proposed 550-mile long natural gas pipeline. The so-called “Atlantic Coast Pipeline” will run from West Virginia, through Virginia and North Carolina, and will cost between $4.5 and $5 billion. In North Carolina, the pipeline will run from Northampton County, then travel southwest through six other counties before ending in Robeson County and connecting to existing Piedmont Natural Gas transmission facilities. According to a Duke Energy press release, “Dominion is conducting land surveys along the proposed pipeline route. It will determine the final route based on landowner input; community meetings in counties on the route; consultation with government agencies and other interested stakeholders; and an environmental, historical and cultural impact assessment.”
Private property will have to be acquired from hundreds of landowners in order to build this pipeline. As in the past, many of those owners will likely be unhappy with the money they are offered for their land. Hansen Law Firm, PLLC has successfully represented North Carolina landowners in pipeline cases before. If you have any concerns about the pipeline project, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We offer free consultations on eminent domain / condemnation cases, and are happy to answer your questions. Hansen Law Firm, PLLC is here to make sure all North Carolina landowners receive their full just compensation.
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