Proposed Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline Application Submitted to FERC on October 23, 2015

On October 23, 2015, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC filed its formal application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline to transmit natural gas approximately 300 miles from West Virginia to a connection at Chatham, in Pittsylvania County, Va., with the existing Transcontinental, or Transco, pipeline, which runs from Texas to New York.

The formally proposed route includes six Virginia counties: Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke, Franklin, and Pittsylvania.

The FERC docket number is PF15-3; access to project documents and a place for public comments on the proposal are available online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp.  On April 17, 2015, FERC issued a “Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement” for the Mountain Valley project. Access to a PDF of that Notice is online at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20150417-3022.

For more on natural gas issues in Virginia, please see the Virginia Water Central News Grouper post, Potential Natural Gas Drilling and Transport in Virginia under Close Scrutiny in 2014-15.

Source: Mountain Valley Pipeline submits formal application to FERC, Roanoke Times, 10/24/15.

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