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, and construction activities began in early 2018.
As operator of the MVP, interconnect links will redirect users to the Equitrans Midstream Customer Portal.