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Columbia Gas constructing new Virginia pipeline

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media

Another new natural gas pipeline will be coming to Virginia.

Columbia Gas of Virginia is building the six-mile long transmission line in order to offer service to the Hoover Treated Wood Products plant in Milford, the Associated Press reports. The project will cost an estimated $5 million to complete and boast an eventual carrying capacity of 250,000 cubic feet of natural gas per hour. Columbia and Hoover will split the cost of construction, while right-of-way on the property was donated by Caroline County.

Columbia hopes that once a steady supply of gas is flowing to the region, it will attract other businesses interested in signing energy contracts. It is the first project to take advantage of Virginia legislation that provides incentives to bring natural gas infrastructure to undeveloped areas.

Read the AP report at WDBJ 7: 6-mile-long natural gas pipeline coming to Virginia

Related: Editorial: Pipeline is safest way to deliver natural gas

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