Equitrans filed an official request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a near 17 mile pipeline from southwest Pennsylvania to West Virginia. The Tri-State Corridor Project will consist of a line connected to the Rover pipeline to provide NGL’s to WV’s first natural-gas fired electric power plant.
The pipeline will be operated by Equitrans, LP which is a subsidiary of EQM Midstream Partners based in Canonsburg, PA. Equitrans has substantial experience in designing, building, and operating natural gas pipelines in the Appalachian region. The company has expertise with gathering, storing, and transmission operations, already servicing western and northwestern Pennsylvania.
The Tri-State Corridor Project will connect the Rover Pipeline along with two “non-jurisdictional” pipelines at the Trinity Interconnect site. The majority of the line will be a 16-inch pipe, carrying shale gas to the power ESC Brooke County I. The Power Facility, being built by Energy Solutions Consortium, will be reliant on the success of the Project as it will be the sole source of fuel for the plant.
Energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania is crucial for the state’s economy. Pennsylvania is now the second largest natural gas producer in the country and the industry has generated countless benefits for the commonwealth through jobs and increased access to energy resources for consumers – both have produced great economic benefit. Sustained investment in projects like the Tri-State Corridor Project will continue to provide the citizens of Pennsylvania with jobs to support Pennsylvania’s working families, lower energy costs, and economic stability.