FERC has approved Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s request to commence construction of discontiguous portions of the Mountain Valley Pipeline between mileposts 65.5 and 196.3 in West Virginia, with the exception of the following locations:
- Within the boundaries of the Losch/Cunningham Farmstead at about milepost 69.9, until Mountain Valley documents the completion of fieldwork outlined in the Treatment Plan by filing a Management Summary
- Through skips along the pipeline route between about mileposts 66.9 to 67.2, 77.3 to 77.5, 113.4 to 113.7, 154.3 to 154.6, 159.3 to 161.1, 161.2 to 164.4, 165.9 to 166.6, 171.3 to 171.4, 176.8 to 191.4, and 194.5 to 195.9
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.