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Regulators OK Discharge Permit for Pipeline Expansion Plan

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Regulators have approved a construction stormwater discharge permit for Mountaineer Gas Co.'s proposed natural gas distribution line expansion in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

The Department of Environmental Protection said in a news release Wednesday the permit gives the DEP wide-ranging inspection and enforcement authority for the project.

The 23-mile project through Berkeley and Morgan counties includes crossing several creeks.

Mountaineer Gas has said it also plans to build a distribution line to supply natural gas for the expansion from a Columbia Gas transmission line in Pennsylvania.

Charleston-based Mountaineer Gas has about 220,000 customers and nearly 6,000 miles of pipelines.

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