About The Project

Project Description

Piedmont Natural Gas will be installing a new natural gas transmission pipeline in the southern part of Davidson County. Piedmont currently owns and operates approximately 93 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Nashville area and approximately 2,700 miles company wide. When completed in late 2013, the new pipeline will be approximately 13.5 miles long and run from an existing Columbia Gulf natural gas transmission pipeline near Shire Drive to Piedmont Natural Gas’ existing 12-inch distribution pipeline on Chickering Road.

The new pipeline will be 20 inches in diameter and made of high grade steel with a protective coating and cathodically protected. The pipeline and related facilities will be designed and constructed to meet Piedmont’s standards as well as all applicable state and federal codes and standards. In addition, all applicable federal, state and local permits will be acquired for the pipeline and related facilities. The vast majority of the pipeline and related facilities for this project will be underground. Typically, the pipeline is covered by at least three feet or more of soil. The only equipment or facilities above ground will include valves, gas measurement instruments and regulating controls. The above ground facilities allow Piedmont to properly control and service the pipeline.

We build many layers of protection into our pipelines. These safety features work together to ensure people and properties are well protected throughout the life of a pipeline. In addition, we design and construct the pipeline to meet or exceed state and federal safety requirements, using equipment and materials that meet or exceed industry standards.


 
About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than one million residential, commercial, industrial and power generation utility customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including 52,400 customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, and regulated interstate natural gas transportation and storage and intrastate natural gas transportation businesses. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available on the Internet at www.piedmontng.com.