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    Natural gas pipeline planned

    November 18, 2021 - Billy Cannada


      Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) has announced plans to locate a natural gas pipeline along Highway 290 between Taylors and Travelers Rest.

      The Duke Energy-owned subsidiary said its Greenville County Reliability Project is "vital to meeting the demand for natural gas resulting from growth in and around Greenville."

      Piedmont Natural Gas officials said the pipeline, which would be located in a state-owned, right-of-way, would be 12 miles long and would run from the Taylors post office to Highway 25 in TR.

      "Working directly with this community and the impacted landowners has not only given us a clear path forward for this project, it also has allowed Piedmont to hear firsthand what's important to the people of this community," Piedmont Natural Gas spokesperson Hank McCullough said.

      Environmental groups say the project is harmful and unnecessary.

      "The construction of this gas pipeline proposed by PNG would direct growth to rural areas, where residents have repeatedly expressed they do not want development, and in a way that is inconsistent with the Greenville County Comprehensive Plan," Upstate Forever said in a release. "It would slash across some of the most beautiful parts of the region - pastures, streams, hillsides, and farms and hundreds of families' properties."

      PNG officials said construction is more than a year away, although land surveys will begin in early 2022.

      "(Piedmont) will communicate directly with landowners and businesses along the route before land surveys begin and throughout the process until the project is complete," a release from Duke Energy stated.

      Upstate Forever said landowners should beware.

      "The proposed pipeline would create a miles-long swath of cleared land 50-75 feet wide, about the width of a five-lane road," Upstate Forever said in its release. "Much of the land along the proposed routes is currently wooded, and much of it is privately owned. PNG plans to use eminent domain to acquire land or right of way from those who are unwilling to sell and force property owners to allow the company to clear and control their land."

      Piedmont Natural Gas serves more than 90,000 customers. | 877-2076


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