Major Pipelines in West Virginia

Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) spans approximately 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. Impacted counties include Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe Counties in West Virginia.

Violations = 47

Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Cancelled

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was a 6oo-mile pipeline that spanned 3 states. Approximately 100-miles of its path was in West Virginia. Impacted counties included Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas Counties. In July 2020, the pipeline’s parent companies abandoned the project. Read more.

Violations = 4

Rover Pipeline

The Rover Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline that will span approximately 713-miles. In West Virginia there are three legs:

Burgettstown lateral – 5.5 miles in Hancock County.

Majorsville lateral – 12.3 miles in Marshall County.

Sherwood lateral – approximately 41 miles of pipeline in Wetzel, Tyler, and Doddridge counties.

Violations = 20 and 2 cease and desist orders

Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline

The Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline (MXP) is a 170-mile pipeline in West Virginia. Impacted counties include Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Doddridge, Ritchie, Calhoun, Wirt, Roane, Jackson, Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne and Kanawha counties.

Violations = 55


Guide to WVDEP Pipeline Webpage

WVDEP Map of all Major Pipelines

Pipeline Visual Assessment Program – Detect and report water quality impacts from natural gas pipelines.

A Year of Large-Scale Pipeline Construction in Mountainous Regions of West Virginia and Virginia

2019 is a year of large-scale pipeline construction in West Virginia and Virginia. We’ve partnered with Trout Unlimited to provide reports to the public on the effects of current pipeline construction on streams and rivers – impacts that threaten critical habitat for aquatic species and clean water supplies.

View our first report as an ArcGIS Story Map here, or as a downloadable PDF here.

Citizens’ Guide to Fracking Permits in West Virginia

Are you confused by the complicated permitting process required for shale gas development and it’s related infrastructure? Between well pad construction, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the pipelines needed to transport the fracked gas, there are multiple permits companies must receive from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) before construction can begin.

That’s why we’ve created the Citizens’ Guide to Fracking Permits in West Virginia. It will help you understand and get involved in the permitting process.

Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies

This report provides information concerning risks, potential impacts, and other water supply issues related to pipeline development. It details methods for establishing baseline information on water quantity and quality, long-term monitoring to detect change, collection of data that will be needed to hold pipeline developers responsible for harm to water supplies, as well as laboratories and consultants that can conduct monitoring and perform analyses. Download it here.

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