Appalachian Gateway Project

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The Appalachian Gateway Project is a natural gas pipeline and infrastructure project planned by Dominion Transmission Inc. to begin construction in 2011 and to go into service in September, 2012. The $600 million pipeline project is to have a capacity of 484,260 dekatherms of nat gas/day and connect the Marcellus shale gas produced in Northern West Virginia and Pennsylvania to the gas storage fields and pipelines of Pennsylvania. The 110 mile, 20 to 30-inch diameter pipeline is to run from northern WV to Dominion's jointly-owned Oakford storage facility with Spectra Energy in Delmont, PA. Delmont is a borough in Westmoreland County located about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh. The project also includes four new compressor stations along with upgrades to two existing ones.

The Appalachian Gateway was intended to address a major bottleneck in getting West Virginia natural gas to market and involves four new compressor stations within the state and tens of miles of pipeline in Marshall Co., WV.

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