Dominion Energy submitted a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) for a two-year extension of time for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to be completed. The certificate that FERC issued for the project on October 13, 2017 expires on October 13 of this year. Dominion June 16 request, which was anticipated, askes for the certificate to build the pipeline to be extended to October 13, 2022. In its request, Dominion cites “unforeseen delays in permitting” and contends that “markets to be served by the Projects have been chronically constrained in terms of natural gas supply, as interstate natural gas pipeline capacity is either already fully subscribed or nonexistent. The need for the Projects is undiminished.”
FERC posted on June 17 a notice of Dominion’s extension of time request and established a public comment deadline on the request of July 2. For a copy of Dominion’s request, click here; for a copy of the FERC Notice, click here.
ABRA urges its members and supporters to submit comments to FERC in opposition to the extension of the ACP certificate. We will provide additional information on submitting comments to FERC within the coming week.