Columbia Gas Transmission’s (TCO) Virginia Reliability Project (VRP) is an expansion and reliability project that would replace two existing segments of the TCO pipeline system to continue reliable and abundant natural gas supply. TCO has been providing energy to the Hampton Roads region for more than 70 years, and as demand for natural gas rises across the region, these important updates will improve natural gas reliability and help meet the current and future needs of the Hampton Roads region.
The project involves replacing approximately 48 miles of 12-inch diameter pipeline with 24-inch diameter pipeline with state-of-the-art steel pipe, along with cutting-edge technology that will help enhance reliability and energy efficiency along the TCO system.
Enhancing the system to meet existing and growing needs will create significant positive economic impacts across the region to offset the more than $4 billion lost in economic growth over the last five years due to a shortage of available natural gas supply.
The project is expected to begin construction by the second quarter of 2024 with a projected in-service date of November 1, 2025.
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A proposed natural gas project would double the size of a pipeline that runs through Hampton Roads to accommodate the region’s growing demand. The Columbia Gas Transmission system runs from New York to the Midwest and Southeast. Virginia’s the southernmost of the 10 states it touches. But Virginia Natural Gas says the pipeline infrastructure is outdated and can’t keep up... Article by WHRO Public Media
Columbia Gas Transmission projects expect to bring 135 million cubic feet more per day of natural gas capacity to central and southern Virginia. Virginia Reliability and Virginia Electrification projects to be reviewed by federal regulators.
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The Virginia Reliability Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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