At Atlanta Gas Light, we are committed to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly natural gas to our customers in Georgia. Enhancing and expanding our natural gas pipeline infrastructure is essential to maintaining that commitment, while meeting the growing demand for energy in our state.
During the past 25 years, Atlanta's metropolitan area has experienced rapid growth and much of that growth has taken place in regions farther removed from Atlanta Gas Light's existing interstate supply points and high-pressure transmission pipeline system. Today’s low natural gas prices present an ideal time to invest in system-wide improvements that will help the region.
In December 2013, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the second phase of the Georgia Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement Program or STRIDE.
STRIDE started in 2009 as part of a 10-year system reinforcement program to improve our ability to meet customers’ need for natural gas and our obligation to provide enough to serve them on the coldest days of the year. The first phase improved capacity and pressure in the heart of Atlanta and Riverdale and in Cherokee, Cobb, North Fulton, and Forsyth counties, plus added a new supply point by tapping into an interstate gas line in Newnan.
The second phase of this important system upgrade will involve the installation of new pipelines and other facilities over the next four years to improve capacity and pressure in the high-growth counties of Coweta, Gwinnett, Hall, and Forsyth.
Investing in Georgia
Atlanta Gas Light’s investment in natural gas infrastructure helps support the continued economic development of local communities. In addition to bringing efficient and affordable natural gas to under-served areas, our infrastructure projects also help create jobs. In fact, each year these projects employ between 150-200 construction workers each year – everything from right-of-way contractors and heavy-equipment operators to pipe-fitters and welders.
Best of all, we’re ensuring families and business owners in our community have ready access to America’s most abundant, environmentally friendly fuel… today and tomorrow.
As with all of our construction projects, safety is our top priority. Great care will be taken in all phases of the project from beginning to end in each neighborhood. We will make every effort to minimize inconvenience to property owners along the route.
(Cumming Lateral Pipeline)
The Cumming Lateral pipeline begins on Atlanta Highway (Highway 9) just north of the intersection with Bethelview Road and continues for 11 miles north through the City of Cumming to the intersection of Highway 9 and Spot Road. Pre-construction activities are complete. This project will be completed in sections. Construction began in early 2017. Residents directly impacted by the construction work will be notified in advance of work in their area.
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North Gwinnett and Hall Counties
(Suwanee to Friendship Pipeline)
The Suwanee to Friendship pipeline begins around Peevy Trail (just south of Buford Highway) in north Gwinnett County and then continues east for approximately 12 miles to the intersection of Thompson Mill Road and Spout Springs Road in south Hall County. Pre-construction activities are complete. This project will be completed in sections. Construction began in late 2016. Residents directly impacted by the construction work will be notified in advance of work in their area.
Northwest Gwinnett County
(Duluth Highway Pipeline)
Construction of our Duluth Highway pipeline began in early 2015 and was completed when the line went into service in September 2015. The project included two segments –seven miles of pipeline along Duluth Highway starting just east of Hall Circle and ending at the intersection of Purcell Road and Sever Road and approximately two miles of pipeline starting at the intersection of Duluth Highway and Atkinson Road and continuing south on Herrington Road to its end point at Cruse Road.
North Cobb County
(Cobb International Pipeline)
Construction of our Cobb International Pipeline (named for the road where it was installed) was completed in the summer of 2010.
Lower Fulton and Northern Clayton Counties
(Riverdale to Ben Hill Pipeline)
Construction of our Riverdale to Ben Hill Pipeline got underway in the first half of 2010 and went into service in February 2011.
West and North Fulton, East Cobb, and East Cherokee Counties
(Johnson Header Pipeline)
The Johnson Header Pipeline runs from a location near Johnson Road and Habershal Drive (in Fulton County) to our LNG facility (liquefied natural gas) in Cherokee County. Construction and other work on the 35-mile pipeline were completed in segments from 2010 – 2013.
East Spalding, Northwest Butts and East Henry counties
(Central Region Pipeline)
Construction of the 27-mile Central Region Pipeline, which runs from McDonough Road in Spalding County to Highway 81 East in Henry County, began in October 2011 and went into service in May 2012.
Cherokee and Forsyth counties
(Cherokee to Forsyth Pipeline)
Construction of our Cherokee to Forsyth Pipeline, which follows Atlanta Gas Light's easement from Atlanta Road south of Cumming to our Cherokee LNG facility (liquefied natural gas) near Ball Ground, started in June 2012 and went into service in October 2012.
(Newnan Bypass Pipeline)
Construction of the Newnan Bypass pipeline began in late 2015 and was completed when the line went into service in August 2016. The new line begins off Lunsford Road and continues cross country for approximately 17 miles until it reaches Highway 54 just south of Ragsdale Road.