Why Natural Gas l ACP

Why Natural Gas?

Natural gas is a cleaner and lower-cost source of energy. The ACP will help us lower emissions, improve air quality and lower consumer energy costs across the region.

What Makes Natural Gas the Best Choice?

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Our region has urgent energy needs. Demand for natural gas in Virginia and North Carolina will nearly double over the next twenty years – to support cleaner electricity, home heating for a growing population and power for new industries like manufacturing. The region’s pipelines are fully tapped and unable to meet this growing demand.

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Natural gas is a clean-burning energy source. Connecting our region with new supplies of cleaner-burning natural gas will help lower emissions and improve air quality. Electric utilities are switching to natural gas because it produces less than half the emissions of coal.

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Pipelines safely transport natural gas. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, underground pipelines are the safest mode to transport natural gas—safer than highway, rail and water.

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Abundant natural gas supplies lead to savings. By connecting Virginia and North Carolina to new, lower-cost supplies of natural gas, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will lower consumer energy costs by hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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Natural gas can secure our energy future. Having access to more lower-cost, domestic energy sources is an important strategy to protect our energy security and strengthen our energy independence. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will add a new supply of natural gas to our region’s energy mix, lowering costs for consumers and strengthening our energy independence.