Roanoke Gas Wants More Mountain Valley Pipe Gas via 2nd “Tap”

Mountain Valley Pipeline proposed route
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In September the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave a preliminary thumbs up to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a $3.5 billion, 301-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA (see FERC Gives WV to VA Mountain Valley Pipeline Provisional Thumbs Up). The project, which filed an official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October 2015, is being built by EQT, NextEra Energy and several other partners (see Mountain Valley Pipeline Files FERC Appl, Now Just Matter of Time). The project has faced stiff opposition from landowners in West Virginia (see Mountain Valley Pipeline Sues 103 WV Landowners for Survey Access). The project has also faced opposition from landowners in Virginia (see Mountain Valley Pipeline Wins Right to Survey in VA w/o Permission). One of the customers for the pipeline is Roanoke Gas Co.–a local distribution company, or LDC (i.e., a local utility). Roanoke Gas has plans to tap into MVP in Franklin County, VA. The company has just announced plans to tap into MVP in a second location–in Montgomery County, VA. That’s good news because it means even more Marcellus/Utica gas will flow to Virginia…

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