Appomattox County will gain 50 new jobs, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday morning.
Xpress Natural Gas will invest $7.8 million to establish a natural-gas supply operation at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce.
“Many businesses across the Commonwealth of Virginia simply cannot get pipeline service,” Seth Berry, Chief Administrative Officer of XNG, said in a news release issued by the governor’s office.
“With our newest terminal in Appomattox, we are strategically positioned to deliver economical and environmentally cleaner natural gas service to industrial, commercial and institutional customers, not only in Virginia, but across the Mid-Atlantic. These businesses would otherwise be forced to rely on more expensive traditional fossil fuels like oil, propane or coal.”
McAuliffe called the project a “win-win.”