More Mountain Valley Construction in Virginia Can Begin

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FERC has approved Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s request to commence construction of discontiguous portions of the Mountain Valley Pipeline at the following locations in Giles, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties in Virginia:

  • Within the boundaries of the Big Stony Creek Historic District between mileposts 200.2 and 200.5 in Giles County, Virginia.
  • Within the boundaries of the North Fork Valley Rural Historic District between mileposts 226.3 and 228.3 in Montgomery County, Virginia.
  • Within the boundaries of the Bent Mountain Rural Historic District, Bent Mountain Apple Orchard Rural Historic District, and the Coles-Terry Rural Historic District between mileposts 240.1 and 245.9 in Roanoke County, Virginia.

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, West Virginia, to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co.’s (Transco) Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

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