The Tri-State Corridor Project (Project) is designed to transport up to 140,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) to the proposed Power Facility being developed by ESC Brooke County Power I, LLC. The Project is necessary to ensure the reliable operation of the Power Facility and is the sole source of fuel for the Power Facility.
The pipeline assets related to the Project will be operated by Equitrans, LP (Equitrans) – a wholly owned subsidiary of EQM Midstream Partners, LP, based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Equitrans has significant experience in designing, building, and operating natural gas pipelines in the Appalachian region, including extensive natural gas gathering, storage, and transmission operations that service western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
EQM Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire, and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. As the third largest gatherer of natural gas in the United States, EQM provides midstream services to producers, utilities, and other customers through its strategically located natural gas transmission, storage, and gathering systems, and water services to support energy development and production in the Marcellus and Utica regions. EQM owns approximately 950 miles of FERC-regulated interstate pipelines and approximately 2,130 miles of high- and low-pressure gathering lines.
Communications and Regulatory Information
As the lead federal agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will oversee the federal permitting process for the Tri-State Corridor Project and will also coordinate with other federal, state, and local agencies during the environmental review process to identify potential environmental concerns.
Health, Safety, and Environment:
- U.S. Department of Transportation statistics confirm that natural gas transmission pipelines are the safest form of energy transportation
- Construction and operation of transmission lines follow strict federal and state guidelines that minimize environmental impacts
- At Equitrans, safety is a core value
- Equitrans has a steadfast commitment to the protection of the environment and is committed to conducting its business operations in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner at all times
Regulatory Documents and Approvals:
The FERC regulatory process was initiated in October 2017 – and pending regulatory approvals – construction of the Project is anticipated to begin in June 2020, with completion of all Project components expected in October 2021. Most documents related to the Project are available as public information at any time. To review the FERC pre-filing documents or any subsequent documents, please visit the FERC’s online eLibrary at: http://elibrary.ferc.gov and use the Project’s docket number to search.
- The Project pre-filing docket number is PF18-2 (specify dates or select “All” as the date range for the search)
- Since filing the formal application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, the Project was assigned a new Docket Number of CP19-473.
Timely and Transparent Communications:
The “FERC Citizen’s Guide” will help guide you through important information related to proposed federal pipeline projects, such as:
- What rights you have as a landowner
- How the location of a pipeline or other facilities is decided
- What safety and environmental issues might be involved in a FERC project
- The FERC Citizen’s Guide and other useful information concerning natural gas pipelines is available online at: http://www.ferc.gov/
Equitrans, along with federal and state regulatory agencies, will also have opportunities for landowners and other interested parties to ask questions and provide comments through:
- Community Open Houses to present the project to landowners and stakeholders affected by the project
- Comment Solicitation from landowners, community leaders, and citizens through public meetings, 833-826-2836, and www.tri-statecorridor.com
- Update Meetings with elected officials and legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure their constituents are well-informed
- Public participation and comment:
- Call us: 833-826-2836
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equitrans recognizes the importance of fair and respectful treatment of landowners impacted by the projects it constructs and operates, which meet the vital energy needs of its communities and customers, and will work to adhere to the Commitments to Landowners.