New Mountain Valley Pipeline Proposed to Bring Additional Gas Supply into Virginia

An additional new pipeline is being proposed to bring natural gas from West Virginia, starting in Wetzel County, down through the western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, connecting to Roanoke Gas, and eventually interconnecting with Transco Z-5 in Pittsylvania, VA. The proposed pipeline is a joint venture between EQT Midstream Partners, and affiliates of NextEra Energy, WGL Holdings, and Vega Energy Partners, and they recently announced a deal with Roanoke Gas Company, who will be a shipper on the pipeline to supply and expand its service area in southwest Virginia. The pipeline plans to file a certificate application with FERC in late October, and hopes to start construction next year, with an expected in-service date of November 2018. A link to the proposed map for the new 300 mile, 42″ inch diameter pipeline is as follows: