Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project
The Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project (OVCX) is designed to add firm transportation capacity to allow natural gas to move from the central Appalachian Basin into the interstate pipeline grid. Equitrans’ existing natural gas pipeline system is uniquely positioned in the central Appalachian region to accommodate increased gas production, as its pipelines overlay areas of production in northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. The Project is designed to enhance producers’ market diversity by increasing their capacity into Ohio to provide timely, cost-effective access to expanding mid-continent and Gulf Coast markets. The proposed Project will transport natural gas from Equitrans’ Mainline and Sunrise Transmission Systems and other gathering receipt points to interconnections with interstate pipelines operated by Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) and Rover Pipeline LLC (Rover).
The FERC regulatory process will be initiated in early 2022 – and pending regulatory approvals – construction of the Project is anticipated to begin in March 2023, with completion of all Project components expected in June 2024.
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