The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s request to commence the following construction activities associated with the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project:
- The bore under the Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike at milepost 66.9 in Braxton County, W.Va., as authorized by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- The crossing of a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy between mileposts 239.4 and 240.9 in Roanoke County, Va.
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 LLC, which is 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 the Equitrans transmission system in Wetzel County, W.Va., to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co.’s (Transco) Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Pittsylvania County, Va.