$39 Million Cardinal Pipeline Expansion

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Cardinal Pipeline Company LLC has executed precedent agreements to increase the pipeline’s firm transportation capacity by 199,000 Dth/d. The pipeline will transport additional natural gas supplies to growing markets served by Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., and Public Service Company of North Carolina  from an interconnect with Williams Partners L.P.’s Transco pipeline.
  The $39 million Cardinal system expansion is scheduled to be placed into service in July 2012.  The expansion has been designed to serve growth on Piedmont’s and PSNC Energy’s distribution systems, including an expansion on Piedmont’s system to serve Progress Energy Carolinas’ planned gas-fired power generation facility in Wayne County, NC.
  Cardinal Pipeline is a 105-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline that extends from Rockingham County, NC, to a point southeast of Raleigh, NC, with a design capacity of approximately 279,000 Dth/d. The pipeline is a North Carolina limited liability company whose members are wholly owned subsidiaries of Williams Partners LP, PSNC Energy and Piedmont.