Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC announced the MVP Southgate project, a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline anchored by a firm capacity commitment from PSNC Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCANA Corp. Mountain Valley also announced the commencement of a binding open season for MVP Southgate, in order to provide additional market participants an opportunity to subscribe to the project. EQT Midstream Partners LP will be the operator of MVP Southgate, which has a targeted in-service date of the fourth quarter 2020.
Subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval, the MVP Southgate project, as currently designed, will receive gas from the Mountain Valley Pipeline mainline in Pittsylvania County, VA and extend 70 miles south to new delivery points in Rockingham and Alamance counties, NC. MVP Southgate would provide low-cost supply access to natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions for service delivery to PSNC Energy customers, as well as existing and new end-user markets in southern Virginia and central North Carolina. To support the increasing demand for clean-burning natural gas, MVP Southgate would enhance both supply diversity and reliability to these growing regional markets.