MVP has been recognized as a critical infrastructure project that is essential for our nation’s energy security, energy reliability, and ability to effectively transition to a lower-carbon future. On June 14, 2024, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) entered service after satisfying all applicable legal and regulatory requirements, including all applicable in-service conditions of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Consent Agreement for the project, and receiving all remaining approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. MVP is now flowing domestic natural gas for the benefits of energy reliability and affordability in the form of lower natural gas prices for consumers.

Capacity for MVP remains fully subscribed under long-term, binding contracts, and the project is strongly supported by a broad coalition of elected federal, state and local officials; state chambers of commerce and other business groups; landowners; public utilities; natural gas producers; and other non-governmental organizations. Increased use of natural gas has played an important role in our country’s efforts to lower carbon emissions and keep energy prices affordable. 

More than 300,000 miles of interstate and intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines operate every day across the U.S., safely and reliably transporting natural gas for use in homes and businesses to power modern life. None of these existing pipelines have undergone the extensive level of environmental research, analysis and review that has been performed on the MVP project, and we appreciate the strong support and ongoing efforts of so many men and women who, since 2015, have continued to work diligently to complete this important project.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project is a natural gas pipeline system that spans approximately 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia – and as an interstate pipeline will be regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The MVP is owned and being constructed by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley), a joint venture formed among affiliates of each of Equitrans Midstream Corporation; NextEra Energy, Inc.; Consolidated Edison, Inc.; AltaGas Ltd.; and RGC Resources, Inc. Equitrans Midstream owns a significant interest in the joint venture and will operate the pipeline.

With a vast supply of natural gas from Marcellus and Utica shale production, the MVP will extend the Equitrans transmission system in Wetzel County, West Virginia, to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company’s (Transco) Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and is expected to provide up to 2 Bcf/day of firm transmission capacity to markets in the Mid- and South Atlantic regions of the United States. The MVP project has three compressor stations located in Wetzel, Braxton, and Fayette Counties of West Virginia, and the 42” diameter pipeline will require approximately 50’ of permanent easement (125’ of temporary easement during construction). Governed by the United States Natural Gas Act, Mountain Valley received its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the FERC on October 13, 2017, construction activities began in early 2018, and the MVP began commercial operations on June 14, 2024. 

As operator of the MVP, interconnect links will redirect users to the Equitrans Midstream Customer Portal.