Mountaineer XPress Applies For Compression Approval

Map courtesy of Columbia Pipeline Group

Columbia Pipeline Group is seeking approval to construct and operate approximately 165 miles of various diameter pipeline, three new compressor stations, modifications to three existing compressor stations, and one regulating station as part of the Mountaineer XPress Project (MXP). The project would provide an additional 2.7 bcfd (76 x 106 m3/d) capacity of firm transportation service from the Marcellus and Utica production areas to markets on the Columbia Gas Transmission system.

The project will include construction of a new compressor station in West Virginia’s Calhoun, Doddridge, and Jackson counties. The project also includes modifications to the existing Lone Oak Compressor Station in Marshall County, requiring one new gas-fired compressor unit; modifications to the existing Ceredo Compressor Station in Wayne County requiring two new gas-fired compressor units; and modifications to the existing Elk River Compressor Station in Kanawha County requiring one new gas-fired compressor unit.

FERC’s decision is expected in July 2017, with construction to begin in the following fall. The project in-service date is November 2018.