More Mountain Valley Construction Can Begin

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Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to proceed with the following construction activities in Virginia and West Virginia:

Harrison County, W.Va: 

  • Tract WV-HRA-144 – hand-felling of trees only

Summers County, W.Va:  

  • Tract WV-SU-008 – Full construction across archaeological sites 46SU760 and 46SU761. Hand-felling of trees in the vicinity of National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligible archaeological site 46SU752.
  • Tract WV-SU-009 – Hand-felling of trees only in the vicinity of NRHP-eligible archaeological sites 46SU752, 46SU754, 46SU755, 46SU756, and 46SU757.
  • Tracts WV-SU-046 and WV-SU-046.01 – Full construction is allowed as long as NRHP-eligible site 46SU766 is avoided.

Montgomery County, Va.:

  • Tracts VA-MO200.056 and VA-MO-3369 – Full construction is allowed.

Franklin County, Va.:

  • Tract VA-FR-010 – Full construction is allowed, as long as the pipeline is bored under Locus E at NRHP-eligible archaeological site 44FR370.

Roanoke County, Va.:

  • Tract VA-RO-068 – Full construction is allowed.

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.

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