Compressor Station #2 in Buckingham County, Virginia is one of three stations proposed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The ACP is a 600-mile underground pipeline that will originate in West Virginia, travel through Virginia with a lateral extending to Chesapeake, VA, and then continue south into eastern North Carolina, ending in Robeson County. The project will meet the growing domestic demand for natural gas needed to generate local power and for industrial, commercial and residential energy customers.
Compressor stations are needed to maintain pressure and allow the natural gas to travel through the pipeline. Distance, friction and changes in elevation cause the pressure to decrease, so the gas must be compressed periodically to keep it flowing at a consistent rate.
The site for the Buckingham Compressor Station is about 68 acres and is located on the northern side of Virginia Route 56, approximately ¾ of a mile east of the Route 56 intersection with State Secondary Route 660.
For more details on station specifications, check out the Buckingham compressor station project overview.
We have a policy of Home Safe for Everyone throughout the construction of the pipeline. Learn about how we’re giving safety 110% in every community along the route.
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In Spring 2018, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline team welcomed over 1,000 visitors to open houses and job fairs in West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia.
For the Buckingham facility, we will use onsite, multi-layered safety controls, an intensive inspection program, and rigorous monitoring on a 24/7 basis. We are also working closely with local emergency responders and government officials, and we will share additional recommendations and site-specific emergency response procedures with the community before construction begins.
Learn more about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's commitment to safety.
The project will use best-in-class technology to protect air quality and public health. Recently, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality described the draft air permit for the Buckingham facility as the most stringent for any compressor station in the country. The permit’s emissions limits are four to 10 times lower than any other recently issued permit in the state.
Learn more about how the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is protecting the environment.
The ACP will create hundreds of job opportunities for local workers. Approximately 400 local workers will be hired during peak construction from the region covering Buckingham, Prince Edward, Nottaway, and Nelson counties. Training programs are available with some jobs requiring no prior experience. Visit the Workforce page to learn more.
We are also partnering with community members to identify opportunities for community investments to promote public safety, economic development, and community facilities and infrastructure.
Learn about recent community initiatives in your county on the Construction Map.