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Mountain Valley Pipeline

Overview of the Project

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in fall 2015 for authorization to build a 301-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. Montgomery County filed for intervenor status shortly afterward.

On October 13, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project (MVP). The pipeline will stretch approximately 303 miles from Wetzel County, West Virginia to Pittsylvania County in Virginia’s Southside region. The pipeline will carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (which spans from New York to West Virginia) to markets in the Mid and South Atlantic regions of the United States. 

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (MVP) is a joint venture between EQT Corporation (EQT) and NextEra US Gas Assets, LCC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. The joint venture was created to develop a pipeline to take natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions to markets in the Mid- and South Atlantic region.

Montgomery County's Role

Approximately 19.5 miles of the Mountain Valley Pipeline's 303 miles will be located in Montgomery County. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in conjunction with other federal and state agencies, performs the approval process for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). As a local governing body, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has no authority in the approval process of the MVP project.

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is on record opposing the MVP project in Montgomery County. (View the resolution.) The county can help provide information to which it has access that is related to MVP. In addition, the county has taken steps to ensure the safety of it citizens as outlined below. 

Pipeline - County Role

Emergency Services: Fire and EMS Department
Law Enforcement
Planning & Zoning

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Additional Resources

NOTE: The County's web links to Mountain Valley Pipeline information, citizens' groups and other third party websites are provided below as resources for citizens who wish to gather information. These web links should not be construed as an endorsement, or in support of the facts, information or views presented by these organizations.


    Citizen Groups

    For more information about citizen groups opposed to the pipeline:



      Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC

      Website contact form

      Media Inquiries
      County Public Information Office, Jennifer Harris

      Road Concerns (closures, mud, debris)
      VDOT, Jason Bond
      540-387-5493, 540-580-3124

      Environmental Concerns (erosion, sediment, stormwater)
      Local: 804-698-4000, Toll-free (in VA): 800-592-5482

      FERC - Public
      Local: 202-502-6088, Toll-free: 1-866-208-3372

      FERC - Landowner
      Local: 202-502-6651, Toll-free: 1-877-337-2237

      County's General Services

      Law Enforcement (trespass, noise)
      Sheriff's Office, Brad St. Clair

      Planning and Zoning (flood plain, site plan submittals, land use)
      County Planning Dept.

      Safety (fire, rescue, blasting)
      County Fire and EMS Department, Michael Geary

      Contact the county

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      Montgomery County Government Center

      755 Roanoke St.
      Christiansburg, VA 24073

      Phone: 540-394-2120

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