The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a positive environmental assessment to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC for its proposed Greene Interconnect natural gas project in West Virginia that would allow developers to provide its customers with up to 1 Bcf/d of firm transportation service into the Columbia Gas Transmission LLC system.
In the Aug. 13 assessment, the commission staff found that there would be no significant environmental impacts tied to a commission decision to approve the project as long as the developer follows typical requirements and FERC regulations.
The developers applied for FERC authorization for the $28 million project in Monroe County, W. Va., on June 3. Project facilities would include a new metering and regulating station connected to the under-construction, 2-Bcf/d Mountain Valley mainline and a new tap to connect to the Columbia Gas KA system.
On July 26, Mountain Valley received a positive draft environmental impact statement for its MVP Southgate expansion project that would transport gas from the 300-mile Mountain Valley line to customers in North Carolina.
Mountain Valley is a joint venture of EQM Midstream Partners LP, NextEra Energy Inc., Con Edison Transmission Inc., RGC Midstream LLC and WGL Midstream Inc.