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Va. county approves rezoning for Mountain Valley gas pipeline

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in southern Virginia approved a rezoning application on the EQT Midstream Partners LP-led Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline project, the Danville Register & Bee reported Feb. 20.

The board voted unanimously at the Feb. 20 public hearing on the request to rezone Mountain Valley's interconnecting facility with the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC pipeline from agricultural property to a heavy manufacturing designation.

Five buildings are planned to be constructed to cover control valves and to handle equipment for gas conditioning, flow measurement and control, and over-pressure protection. A single house on the 80-acre property is intended to be used as a construction office until the project is completed. The pipeline would span 20 miles through Pittsylvania County.

The project is a joint venture of EQT Midstream, majority owner and planned operator, and affiliates of NextEra Energy Inc., WGL Holdings Inc., Vega Energy Partners Ltd. and RGC Resources Inc. (CP16-10)