The Equitrans Expansion Project (EEP or Project) is designed to transport up to 600,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/day) of natural gas from production supply in the central Appalachian Basin, to the growing demand generated by local distribution companies, industrial users, and power generation facilities located in local, northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions of the United States. The proposed Project would utilize existing interconnects, including Texas Eastern Transmission, LP and Dominion Transmission, Inc., as well as a proposed future interconnect and tap with Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC.
The pipeline and compressor station assets related to the expansion project will be operated by Equitrans, LP (Equitrans) – a wholly owned subsidiary of EQM Midstream Partners, LP, based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Equitrans has significant experience in designing, building, and operating natural gas pipelines in the Appalachian region, including extensive natural gas gathering, storage, and transmission operations that service western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, and Ohio.
EQM Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire, and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. As the third largest gatherer of natural gas in the United States, EQM provides midstream services to producers, utilities, and other customers through its strategically located natural gas transmission, storage, and gathering systems, and water services to support energy development and production in the Marcellus and Utica regions. EQM owns approximately 950 miles of FERC-regulated interstate pipelines and approximately 2,130 miles of high- and low-pressure gathering lines.