Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to proceed with construction activities in Giles and Montgomery counties, Va., and Monroe County, W.Va. The activities approved include:
- Full construction and restoration between mileposts 196.24 and 196.28, 196.40 and 197.80, 198.0 and 198.1, 198.22 and 198.36, 218.52 and 219.60, and 219.78 and 220.75.
- Tree hauling and vegetation clearing between mileposts 196.26 and 196.29, 196.39 and 198,45, and 218.62 and 220.85.
- Boring under the Appalachian National Scenic Trail between mileposts 196.28 and 196.41.
The Mountain Valley pipeline will span approximately 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. It will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline, a joint venture of EQT Midstream Partners LP; NextEra US Gas Assets LLC; Con Edison Transmission Inc.; WGL Midstream; and RGC Midstream LLC. EQT Midstream Partners will operate the pipeline and own a significant interest in the joint venture.
With a vast supply of natural gas from Marcellus and Utica shale production, once completed, the Mountain Valley pipeline is expected to provide up to 2 MMDth/d of firm transmission capacity to markets in the Mid and South Atlantic regions of the U.S. The MVP will extend Equitrans’ transmission system in Wetzel County, W.Va, to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co.’s (Transco) Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Pittsylvania County, Va.