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Virginia Reliability Project


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. 

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48 Miles

The project involves replacing approximately 48 miles of 1950’s vintage 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 the reliability, safety and energy efficiency along the TCO system.

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Driving economic growth

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.

Construction info

The project is expected to begin construction by the second quarter of 2024 with a projected in-service date of November 1, 2025.

For more information, please call our toll free dedicated project line by dialing 1-888-499-3450 or email us at vrp_info@tcenergy.com, or contact us.

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Latest news and events

Apr 27 2023

TC Energy Launches Supplier Registration Portal for Virginia Reliability Project

Today it was announced we are seeking applications for local businesses to become contractors on Columbia Gas Transmission’s (TCO) Virginia Reliability Project (VRP).

Aug 24 2022

TC Energy submits formal application to U.S. Federal Regulators for Virginia Reliability Project approval

TC Energy Corporation (today announced that it has submitted its formal application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval of the Virginia Reliability Project (Docket No. PF22-3-000/CP22-503).

Mar 29 2022

Pipeline project proposed in Hampton Roads seeks to boost natural gas amid growing demand

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

How are we regulated?

The Virginia Reliability Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
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Toll-Free 1-866-208-3372


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