Mountaineer XPress Begins Full In-Service

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the full in-service of TransCanada’s Mountaineer XPress (MXP) project, allowing the company to increase the flow of gas on MXP and begin operating its Gulf XPress (GXP) project.

“Mountaineer XPress and Gulf XPress are extremely important to TransCanada as they provide much-needed takeaway capacity for our customers, while also growing our extensive footprint in the Appalachian Basin,” said TransCanada President and Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling.”

MPX will provide takeaway capacity in the Marcellus and Utica shale gas production areas of West Virginia. The line includes 165 miles (266 km) of new pipeline and three compressor stations. The primary purpose of the MXP is to provide up to 2.7 million dekatherms per day of firm transportation service from receipt points in the Appalachian Basin to markets in the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and Gulf Coast.