Mountain Valley Construction Approved in Virginia

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FERC has approved Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s request to commence construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline between mileposts 198.5 and 210.8 in Giles County, Virginia, with the exception of the following locations:

  • Within the boundaries of the Big Stony Creek Historic District between mileposts 200.2 and 200.5
  • Within the boundaries of the Greater Newport Rural Historic District between mileposts 210.8. and 216.9

According to FERC’s Paul Friedman, construction in the two historic districts cannot begin until the revised Treatment Plans have been reviewed by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, FERC provides permission to implement the treatment measures, and the company documents the completion of field work, in accordance with the project’s Programmatic Agreement.

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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