Utility companies including Duke Energy and Dominion Resources are proposing a new pipeline to transport natural gas from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Robeson County, North Carolina. According to a recent article in The Columbus Dispatch, natural gas is being used to generate more of the electricity in the United States because “enormous new domestic supplies have drastically lowered its price and because natural gas burns cleaner than coal.” The Marcellus and Utica shales in the Midwest “are now generating more than a quarter of the nation’s natural gas,” according to the Dispatch article. It is estimated that the cost of the pipeline will range from $4.5 billion to $5 billion, and “[i]t would carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day,” according to the article. For more, read the full article