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Mountain Valley Pipeline announces interstate gas pipeline

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Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley) yesterday announced the MVP Southgate project, a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline anchored by a firm capacity commitment from PSNC Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCANA Corporation. Mountain Valley also announced the commencement of a binding open season for MVP Southgate, in order to provide additional market participants an opportunity to subscribe to the project. EQT Midstream Partners, LP will be the operator of MVP Southgate, which has a targeted in-service date of the 4Q20.

Subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval, the MVP Southgate project, as currently designed, will receive gas from the Mountain Valley Pipeline mainline in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and extend approximately 70 miles south to new delivery points in Rockingham and Alamance Counties, North Carolina. MVP Southgate would provide low-cost supply access to natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions for service delivery to PSNC Energy customers, as well as existing and new end-user markets in southern Virginia and central North Carolina. To support the increasing demand for clean-burning natural gas, MVP Southgate would enhance both supply diversity and reliability to these growing regional markets.

"The announcement of the MVP Southgate project underscores the need for improved access to a low-cost, reliable supply of natural gas from the Appalachian Basin that will support the increasing demand for energy by consumers and industrial markets in the southeast United States," said Jerry Ashcroft, President and Chief Executive Officer, EQT Midstream Partners. "Our focus on the safe and responsible construction and operation of Mountain Valley Pipeline will continue into the planning and development of MVP Southgate.”

“PSNC Energy’s customers benefit from the company having supply diversity,” said PSNC Energy president and chief operating officer, Rusty Harris. “This project will help ensure low costs for customers and enhance service reliability.”

The binding open season for MVP Southgate commenced yesterday and is scheduled to end on 11 May 2018, at which time the final project scope will be determined.

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