Major Pipelines Under Construction In West Virginia


This webpage provides information on major natural gas pipelines under construction in West Virginia. To have information provided on this page, the pipeline's permits must have gone out to public notice and received public comment. Information on other smaller pipelines for which permits did not go out to public notice or receive public comment is available online via the WVDEP's searchable database here. To access the database, enter username DEP and password DEP.




Mountain Valley Pipeline (Registration Application No. WVR310667)

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project is a natural gas pipeline 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 will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, which is a joint venture of EQT Midstream Partners, LP; NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC; Con Edison Transmission, Inc.; WGL Midstream; and RGC Midstream, LLC. MVP has been issued a construction stormwater permit that covers the discharge of stormwater associated with the disturbance of approximately 4,214 acres of land for the construction of approximately 196 miles of natural gas pipeline along with compressor stations, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe Counties in West Virginia.

The transcripts from the WVDEP's public hearings on the MVP are available here: March 6, 2017 in Webster Springs; March 7, 2017 in Hinton; and March 9, 2017 in Clarksburg.

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP's response to comments.

CLICK HERE to search WVDEP's online database for documents regarding the MVP. The username is DEP and the password is DEP. Documents potentially available include inspection reports, permit modifications, completed enforcement actions, correspondence, etc.

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton's letter to WVDEP staff regarding the MVP.

CLICK HERE to read the press release regarding WVDEP's permit adjustments for the MVP as well as WVDEP's letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers, and other documents. 
 
CLICK HERE for more information about construction stormwater general permits.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the MVP's proposed route. Please note this route is subject to modification.

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Registration Application No. WVR310820)

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is a natural gas pipeline being developed by a partnership of four companies: Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and Southern Company Gas. The ACP has been issued a construction stormwater permit for the disturbance of approximately 2,497 acres of land for the construction of approximately 98.7 miles of natural gas pipeline along with a compressor station, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas Counties in West Virginia.

The transcripts from the WVDEP's public hearings on the ACP are available here: July 31, 2017 in Buckhannon; August 1, 2017 in Dunmore; December 18, 2017 in Buckhannon; December 21, 2017 in Dunmore.

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP's response to comments.

CLICK HERE to search the WVDEP's online database for documents regarding the ACP. The username is DEP and the username is DEP. Documents potentially available include inspection reports, permit modifications, completed enforcement actions, correspondence, etc.

CLICK HERE to read the WVDEP press release announcing ACP's construction stormwater permit issuance.

CLICK HERE to read the WVDEP press release announcing the public hearing for ACP, as well as letters to FERC and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing public hearings for the ACP. 
 
CLICK HERE for more information about construction stormwater general permits.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the ACP's proposed route. Please note this route is subject to modification.

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline (Registration Application No. WVR310872)

The Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline (MXP) is a natural gas pipeline consisting of approximately 170.9 miles (3,648 acres) of various diameter pipelines, modifications to three existing compressor stations, the construction of three new compressor stations, three new regulating stations, and a number of other modifications at various aboveground facility sites. The MXP has been issued a construction stormwater permit for activities in West Virginia. Project activities will occur throughout Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Doddridge, Ritchie, Calhoun, Wirt, Roane, Jackson, Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne and Kanawha counties in West Virginia. 

The transcripts from the WVDEP's public hearings on the MXP are available here: December 11, 2017 in West Union; December 12, 2017 in Ripley.

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP's response to comments.

CLICK HERE to search the WVDEP's online database for documents regarding the MXP. The username is DEP and the password is DEP. Documents potentially available include inspection reports, permit modifications, completed enforcement actions, correspondence, etc.

CLICK HERE to read the WVDEP press release announcing MXP's construction stormwater permit issuance. 

CLICK HERE for more information about construction stormwater general permits.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the MXP's proposed route. Please note this route is subject to modification

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project (Registration Application No. WVR310880)

The Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project is a proposed project that is comprised of approximately 23 miles of natural gas pipeline through Morgan and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia. This registration would be for the discharge of stormwater associated with the disturbance of 191.7 acres of land for the construction of the project.

The transcript for the WVDEP public hearing held in Berkeley Springs on January 9, 2018 is available here.

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP's response to comments.

CLICK HERE to search WVDEP's online database for documents regarding the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project. The username is DEP and the password is DEP. Documents potentially available include inspection reports, permit modifications, completed enforcement actions, correspondence, etc.

CLICK HERE to read the press release regarding the issuance of the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project's construction stormwater permit.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project proposed route. Please note this route is subject to modification.

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Rover Pipeline (Sherwood Lateral Registration Application No. WVR310726 and Majorsville Lateral Registration Application No. WVR310727)

The Rover Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline that will span approximately 713-miles originating in southeastern Ohio, northwestern West Virginia, and southwestern Pennsylvania. The pipeline continues north across the state of Ohio to an interconnection in Defiance, Ohio. It will then cross into Michigan where it will terminate in Livingston County. There are three laterals of the pipeline in West Virginia: the Burgettstown lateral (5.5 miles of 36-inch diameter steel natural gas pipeline disturbing 87.70 acres in Hancock County), the Majorsville lateral (12.3 miles of 24-inch diameter steel natural gas pipeline, a compressor station, a meter station, and a launcher pad disturbing 159.9 acres of land in Marshall County), and the Sherwood lateral (35.7 miles of 36 inch diameter and 5.8 miles of 24-inch diameter steel natural gas pipelines, a meter station, and compressor station, disturbing 713.8 acres in Wetzel, Tyler, and Doddridge counties).

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP's response to comments received on the Sherwood lateral.

CLICK HERE to read WVDEP's response to comments received on the Majorsville lateral.

The construction stormwater permit for the Burgettstown lateral (WVR310736) was not required to go to public notice.

CLICK HERE to search WVDEP's online database for documents regarding the Rover Pipeline Project. The username is DEP and the password is DEP. Documents potentially available include inspection reports, permit modifications, completed enforcement actions, correspondence, etc.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the Rover Pipeline laterals proposed routes. Please note this route is subject to modification.

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Goff Connector Pipeline (Registration Application No. WVR311042)

This application is for the discharge of stormwater associated with the construction of the Goff Connector Pipeline. The project will disturb approximately 285.9 acres of land for the installation of 20.26 miles of 24-inch steel natural gas pipeline in Harrison County West Virginia.

The transcript for the public hearing held at Liberty (Harrison) High School on May 21, 2018 is available here.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the Goff Connector proposed route. Please note this route is subject to modification.

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Hammerhead Pipeline (Registration Application No. 311119)

The proposed EQT Hammerhead D001 WV Pipeline Project will disturb 503 acres and consists of the installation of approximately 25 miles of 30-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Clay, Battelle, Mannington, Church, and Grant Districts in Monongalia, Marion, and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia (WV). The project includes approximately 19 miles of associated access roads and utilization of additional temporary work space as necessary throughout the project area. The purpose of the proposed project is to transport natural gas from EQT's PA development fields to a sales point in Wetzel County, WV.

CLICK HERE to search WVDEP's online database for documents regarding the Hammerhead Pipeline Project. The username is DEP and the password is DEP. Documents potentially available include inspection reports, permit modifications, completed enforcement actions, correspondence, etc.

CLICK HERE to view a map of the Hammerhead Pipeline's proposed route. Please note this route is subject to modification.

There is a public hearing for this permit application scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Morgantown City Council Chambers located at 389 Spruce Street in Morgantown.

Documents such as public comments received and response to comments received will be posted when available.

If you would like to notify WVDEP's Environmental Enforcement of a potential issue with this pipeline, please submit a report through our online portal here on our website. The number to report an emergency spill is 1-800-642-3074. Complaints can also be emailed to DEP.EEWebcomplaint@wv.gov.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Information

FERC has a searchable online library that provides additional information. The online docket is available here. To search for information for these pipelines, enter the following docket numbers separately in the search box:

MVP: PF15-3 and CP16-10
Mountaineer Express: PF15-31 and CP16-357
Rover: PF14-14 and CP15-93
ACP: PF15-6 and CP15-554

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