Duke, Piedmont seek extension of Atlantic Coast Pipeline agreements

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas want state regulators to approve an extension of natural gas purchase agreements they made with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that are set to expire on June 30, 2017, reports the Charlotte Business Journal. The newspaper says the agreements, signed in April 2014, can be terminated on June 30 because the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has not issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the 600-mile pipeline. The $5.1 billion pipeline is designed to transport natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina. For more, read the full story.

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