Already, and even though the Atlantic Coast Pipeline hasn’t been completed, area business people are singing its praises. They see that this region’s business activity is picking up, due to it.
For your information, the final link of this well studied and planned 600-mile natural gas pipeline will run through parts of Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia on the way to its final destination in Chesapeake, VA. In general, it is a critical infrastructure project that will strengthen the economic vitality, environmental health, and energy security of the Mid-Atlantic region.
According to Oil & Gas Industry reports, public utilities in Virginia and North Carolina need the new, lower-cost supplies of natural gas to generate cleaner electricity, heat the homes of a growing population and power new manufacturing industries. As of now in this above energy deficient two-state region, it has been reported that the existing pipelines can’t keep up with the demand. As a result, businesses are having their service interrupted on the coldest winter days (like what happens in Third World countries) and new industries are unable to get a reliable energy source.
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