Piedmont Natural Gas Plans Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Robeson County, North Carolina
The 1 billion-cubic-foot (Bcf) storage facility will cover approximately 60 acres of a 685-acre piece of Piedmont-owned property. Construction is expected to begin in May of 2019 with an estimated completion date in the summer of 2021.
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company also supplies natural gas to power plants.
According to company officials, the facility will help Piedmont Natural Gas continue providing customers with a reliable supply of natural gas during peak usage days, when extremely low temperatures create a higher-than-normal demand for natural gas.
"Our highest priority is the safety of our natural gas infrastructure, our communities and our employees," said Frank Yoho, President of Natural Gas Operations at Duke Energy, parent company of Piedmont Natural Gas. "The contractor we selected had to share our emphasis on safety, offer proven excellence in this specialized construction, and commit to minimize disruption to our neighbors in Robeson County."
"As an industry leader in low-temperature and cryogenic tanks and terminals, we are very pleased to have been awarded this important project," said Matrix Service Company's President & CEO, John R. Hewitt. "We look forward to delivering this project safely, on time and on budget."
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