Buncombe County Pipeline

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Buncombe County Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline under construction in North Carolina, USA.[1]


The pipeline will run from Arden, North Carolina, USA to Enka, North Carolina, USA.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: SCANA
  • Parent: Dominion Energy[3]
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 19.3 kilometers / 12 miles[1]
  • Diameter: 12 inches[1]
  • Status: Construction[4]
  • Start Year: 2023[4]


PSNC Energy, a subsidiary of SANCA, is finalizing the route of a 12-mile-long natural gas pipeline that will be run from Arden to Enka, North Carolina. The Company began surveying activities in 2018 and anticipates it will begin construction in late 2020. This project will upgrade the Buncombe County natural gas system in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.[5] PSNC was acquired by Dominion Energy in January 2019.[3] Dominion Energy announced in November 2020 that the construction of the pipeline will begin in December 2020 and begin service in a year.[3]

The project received pushback from environmental advocates.[6]

The project is presumed delayed. An application by Dominion Energy to construct the natural gas pipeline under the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County was approved in December 2022.[7][4] The construction of the project is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2023.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Planned Pipelines, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. Dominion Energy. "Study Corridor, Scana T027" (PDF). psncenergy.com. Retrieved 27 February 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Buncombe County Pipeline Enhancement Project" (PDF). Dominion Energy. Retrieved 08 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Dominion Energy gets go-ahead to put natural gas pipeline under Blue Ridge Parkway". The Asheville Citizen Times. Retrieved 2023-08-08.
  5. Buncombe County Pipeline Enhancement Project, PSNC Energy, accessed October 2018
  6. Kimberly King. "Proposed natural gas pipeline under Blue Ridge Parkway faces pushback from critics | WSET". wset.com. Retrieved 2023-08-08.
  7. "Finding of no significant impact: Right-of-Way (ROW) Permit for Dominion Energy, North Carolina (DENC) T2 Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing MP 393.3 Buncombe County, North Carolina" (PDF). Oil and Gas Watch. Retrieved 09 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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