FERC staff issues draft EIS for proposed Southgate gas pipeline
The US FERC’s staff issued a draft environmental impact statement on July 26 for Mountain Valley’s proposed Southgate gas pipeline project in Virginia and North Carolina. It is designed to transport 375 MMcfd of gas.
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s staff issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on July 26 for Mountain Valley LLP’s proposed Southgate natural gas pipeline project in Virginia and North Carolina. It is designed to transport 375 MMcfd of gas, FERC noted.
FERC said the project would involve the construction and operation of 73.7 miles of 16- and 24-in. pipe as well as the Lambert compressor station in Virginia; four meter stations, interconnects and taps; four pig launchers and receivers at three locations; eight mainline valves; and other associated facilities.
Contractor yards, staging areas, temporary extra workspaces, and access roads would be associated with construction of the proposed facilities, FERC said. The staff concluded that the project’s approval would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but the impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels through implementation of the FERC staff’s recommendations and Mountain Valley’s proposed avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures.
Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted through Sept. 16, FERC said.
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