Here is a summary of the proposed pipelines through West Virginia and Virginia. Click on the maps to see a full-sized version.
ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a joint proposal by Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources. The pipeline would be about 550 miles long. It would pass through the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests and cross both the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway.
The application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee will be submitted the summer of 2015. The companies hope to begin construction the summer of 2016 and have the pipeline in service by late 2018.
Click here for an informative presentation by environmental scientist Rick Webb .
Here are some higher resolution maps for several West Virginia counties (Courtesy Greenbrier River Watershed Association):
MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE
The Mountain Valley Pipeline has been proposed by EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC. It would be a 330-mile pipeline beginning in Wentzel County, West Virginia, and ending in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, with a possible extension into North Carolina. The current route includes Greenbrier and Summers counties in West Virginia and Montgomery, Roanoke and Franklin counties in Virginia.
The companies hope to submit their application to FERC by early 2015 and have the pipeline in service by 2018.
Higher resolution county maps
MVP Rev3-3 10132014 – WV – Wetzel
MVP Rev3-3 10132014 – WV – Harrison
MVP Rev3-3 10132014 – WV – Doddridge
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Lewis
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Braxton
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Webster
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Nicholas
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Greenbrier
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Fayette
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Summers
MVP Rev3-2 10032014 – WV – Monroe
WESTERN MARCELLUS PIPELINE
Williams Transco has proposed to build the Western Marcellus pipeline along a similar route to the Mountain Valley pipeline. It also begins in the northern Panhandle and early maps show that it would pass through western Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe counties in southern West Virginia. The pipeline would end in southern Virginia, where it would join with the existing Transco pipeline. From this pipeline, the natural gas could be shipped to the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast, including to export terminals in on the Gulf Coast.
LEACH XPRESS/COLUMBIA PIPELINE GROUP
This 160-mile pipeline would cut through Marshall County in West Virginia. The timeline for construction isn’t clear. No application has been filed with FERC.
ACCESS SOUTH PROJECT
The project, proposed by Spectra Energy, would span Pennsylvania, West Virginia’s northern panhandle, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. It is projected to be in service by November 2017.