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Pipeline to file federal permit



Karen Brewer Maute commented on an article:  Pipeline representatives met with Pittsylvania Supervisors last week...2 at a time which means it was not considered a public meeting. 
 Why trust an entity that would hide the fact they're "courting" local government? 
 Why would supervisors agree to meet in such a manner with a private entity that has the authority to take citizens' property through eminent domain?
 
 

ROCKY MOUNT — A multitude of concerned Franklin County residents grilled representatives of the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Tuesday evening after hearing...
 
 
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Pipeline to file federal permit

By TIM DAVIS
Star-Tribune Editor | Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:41 am

EQT Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc., which announced plans earlier this year to build a natural gas pipeline through Pittsylvania County to Chatham, hope to pre-file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the end of the month.

The proposed 330-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline would run from Wetzel County, W. Va., through southwest Virginia to Pittsylvania County and connect with Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company’s compressor station in Chatham.

Landowners along the proposed pipeline route in Pittsylvania, Giles, Floyd, Franklin, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke counties received letters requesting permission for engineering and environmental surveys.

Natalie Cox, a spokesman with EQT in Pittsburgh, Pa., said the project includes 15 to 20 miles of pipeline and will affect about 120 landowners in Pittsylvania County.
Cox said the companies are seeking permission to walk properties and stake the pipeline route.

Coates Field Services in Beckley, W.Va., is doing the fieldwork. Cox said representatives carry Mountain Valley Pipeline identification.

Although EQT and NextEra conducted preliminary mapping and aerial surveys, the companies can’t determine a final route until they get a look at properties along the proposed pipeline.

Cox said the pipeline will use as many existing utility transmission corridors as possible and try to avoid environmentally sensitive areas.

Just recently, the companies moved the pipeline further north to avoid Floyd County and scenic issues crossing the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway.

The pipeline will be governed by the U.S. Natural Gas Act, which requires a certificate of convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission before construction can begin.

According to Cox, FERC review and approval takes 10 to 12 months, and will involve a series of community information meetings, including one in Chatham before the end of the year.

She said company representatives have talked with county officials and are looking forward to starting a dialogue with landowners.

“We work very hard to develop a relationship with landowners,” Cox said. “We’re here to answer their questions. We have nothing to hide. We encourage a two-way dialogue.”

The pipeline, which would connect the Marcellus and Utica natural gas supplies to markets in the southeastern United States, is expected to deliver at least 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Construction of the 36-inch to 42-inch diameter steel pipeline is scheduled to begin in late 2016 and take two years.

The pipeline, which will buried at least three feet underground, will require approximately 75 feet of permanent easement and 125 feet of total easement, which includes temporary work space.

Scheduled to go into service in late 2018, it also will require four compressor stations similar to the ones Williams operates in Chatham.

Cox said property owners will be compensated on an individual basis for the use of their land.

She said the pipeline also will bring economic benefits and jobs, especially during construction.

For more information, visit mountainvalleypipeline.info or call 844-MVP-Talk.
tim.davis@chathamstartribune.com
434-432-2791
http://www.chathamstartribune.com/news/article_1f8e6566-59f1-11e4-83d5-1f64c92eaf79.html

Pipelines Accidents





Comments:  Mountain Valley Pipeline will cross into our county.  Just finding info about pipelines:

Williams/Transco pipeline: Significant incidents
The Transcontinental natural gas pipeline, operated by Williams Gas, runs 10,500 miles from Texas to New York.

Using data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, The News and Advance mapped locations where "significant" pipeline incidents have occurred since 1988.

The government defines a "significant" incident as one that causes death or injury needing hospitalization, $50,000 or more in damage, or where the gas release results in a fire or explosion. (No one required overnight hospitalization in the Appomattox explosion.)
Carlstadt, NJ
Jan. 20, 1988: Cause: Leak Damage: $85,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities:0
Jan. 20, 1988:
Cause: Leak
Damage: $85,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities:0
Carlstadt, N.J.
Feb. 6, 1989: Cause: Listed as other Damage: $300,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 6, 1989:
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $300,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Mississippi Canyon, La.
July 27, 1989: Cause: Construction/material defect Damage: $375,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 27, 1989:
Cause: Construction/material defect
Damage: $375,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Pine Grove, La.
July 29, 1989: Cause: Corrosion Damage: $60,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 29, 1989:
Cause: Corrosion
Damage: $60,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
 
Washington, LA
Sept. 13, 1989: Cause: Listed as other Damage: $568,920 Injuries: 3 Fatalities: 0
Sept. 13, 1989:
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $568,920
Injuries: 3
Fatalities: 0
Crowley, LA
Dec. 16, 1989: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $140,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Dec. 16, 1989:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $140,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Pine Grove, La.
Feb. 25, 1990 Cause: Corrosion Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0 Damage: $150,000
Feb. 25, 1990
Cause: Corrosion
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Damage: $150,000
 
Seminary, MS
Dec. 10, 1990: Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $0 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Dec. 10, 1990:
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $0
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Saint Francisville, LA
Jan. 18, 1991: Cause: Listed as other Damage: $0 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Jan. 18, 1991:
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $0
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Salladasburg, PA
Feb. 15, 1991 Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $6 million Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 15, 1991
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $6 million
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, Vermillion Bay, La.
July 2, 1992: Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $53,500 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 2, 1992:
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $53,500
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, Ship Shoal, La.
Aug. 27, 1992: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $750,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Aug. 27, 1992:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $750,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, Ship Shoal, La.
Aug. 27, 1992: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $4 million Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Aug. 27, 1992:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $4 million
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Selma, AL
Oct. 5, 1992: Cause: Listed as other Damage: $1.86 million  Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Oct. 5, 1992:
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $1.86 million 
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
High Island, Tx.
Oct. 20, 1992: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $100,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Oct. 20, 1992:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $100,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
 
El Campo, TX
Nov. 10, 1992: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $75,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 10, 1992:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $75,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, High Island, Tx.
Nov. 17, 1992 Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $60,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 17, 1992
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $60,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Tilden, Tx.
Dec. 11, 1992 Cause: Listed as other Damage: $0 Injuries: 3 Fatalities: 0
Dec. 11, 1992
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $0
Injuries: 3
Fatalities: 0
 
Campbell County, Va.
Jan. 21, 1993 Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $54,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Jan. 21, 1993
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $54,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
 
Matagorda Island, Tx.
Feb. 20, 1993: Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $56,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 20, 1993:
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $56,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Billingsley, AL
June 3, 1993 Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $0 Injuries: 1 Fatalities: 0
June 3, 1993
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $0
Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0 
Markham, TX
July, 13, 1993: Cause: Listed as other Damage: $0 Injuries: 2 Fatalities: 0
July, 13, 1993:
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $0
Injuries: 2
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, South Pass, La.
July 30, 1993: Cause: Construction/material defect Damage: $350,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 30, 1993:
Cause: Construction/material defect
Damage: $350,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
East Bernard, TX
Nov. 15, 1993: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $229,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 15, 1993:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $229,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, Brazos, Tx.
Nov. 16, 1993: Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $1.5 million Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 16, 1993:
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $1.5 million
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Rockville, MD
Feb. 1, 1994: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $70,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 1, 1994:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $70,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Vermilion, La.
Feb. 20, 1994 Cause: Corrosion  Damage: $60,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 20, 1994
Cause: Corrosion 
Damage: $60,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Gibson, La.
March 8, 1994: Cause: Construction/material defect Damage: $120,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
March 8, 1994:
Cause: Construction/material defect
Damage: $120,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Saint Francisville, LA
April 17, 1994 Cause: Listed as other Damage: $5 million Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
April 17, 1994
Cause: Listed as other
Damage: $5 million
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Mermentau, LA
May 6, 1994: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $888,205 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
May 6, 1994:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $888,205
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Culpeper, VA
June 30, 1994: Cause: Corrosion Damage: $250,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
June 30, 1994:
Cause: Corrosion
Damage: $250,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Theriot, La.
Aug. 10, 1994 Cause: Corrosion Damage: $500,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Aug. 10, 1994
Cause: Corrosion
Damage: $500,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Galveston, TX
Nov. 20, 1994: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $390,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 20, 1994:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $390,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Galveston, Tx.
Dec. 16, 1994: Cause: Damage by outside force Damage: $250,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Dec. 16, 1994:
Cause: Damage by outside force
Damage: $250,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
South Marsh Island, La.
Jan. 24, 1995: Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $255,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Jan. 24, 1995:
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $255,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Chipola, La.
March 19, 1995: Cause: Damage by outside forces Damage: $619,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
March 19, 1995:
Cause: Damage by outside forces
Damage: $619,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Ship Shoal, La.
April 25, 1995: Cause: Construction/Material Defect Damage: $250,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
April 25, 1995:
Cause: Construction/Material Defect
Damage: $250,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Citronelle, AL
Jan. 2, 1997: Cause: Damage by outside forces Damage: $75,515 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Jan. 2, 1997:
Cause: Damage by outside forces
Damage: $75,515
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Livingston, NJ
March 3, 1999: Cause: Construction/Material defect Damage: $80,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
March 3, 1999:
Cause: Construction/Material defect
Damage: $80,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
West Friendship, MD
March 22, 2002: Cause: Body of the pipe Damage: $350,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
March 22, 2002:
Cause: Body of the pipe
Damage: $350,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Offshore, Al.
June 28, 2002: Cause: Component Damage: $500,500 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
June 28, 2002:
Cause: Component
Damage: $500,500
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Roanoke, AL
July 24, 2002: Cause: Vehicle damage not related to excavation Damage: $50,500 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 24, 2002:
Cause: Vehicle damage not related to excavation
Damage: $50,500
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Comer, GA
Jan. 30, 2003: Cause: Miscellanous Damage: $1.3 million Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Jan. 30, 2003:
Cause: Miscellanous
Damage: $1.3 million
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0 
Heidelberg, MS
Feb. 26, 2004: Cause: Threads stripped/Broken pipe coupling Damage: $100 Injuries: 1 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 26, 2004:
Cause: Threads stripped/Broken pipe coupling
Damage: $100
Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0
Little Falls, NJ
May 7, 2004: Cause:  Body of the pipe Damage: $84,100 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
May 7, 2004:
Cause:  Body of the pipe
Damage: $84,100
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Houma, La.
June 11, 2004: Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $600,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
June 11, 2004:
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $600,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Princeton, NJ
July 15, 2004: Cause: Malfunction of control/relief equipment Damage: $104,778 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 15, 2004:
Cause: Malfunction of control/relief equipment
Damage: $104,778
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Sayreville, NJ
Nov. 9, 2004: Cause: Fillet Weld Damage: $250,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 9, 2004:
Cause: Fillet Weld
Damage: $250,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Houma, LA
Feb. 11, 2005: Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $714,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 11, 2005:
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $714,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Saint James, LA
April 16, 2005: Cause: Miscellaneous Damage: $3,350 Injuries: 1 Fatalities: 0
April 16, 2005:
Cause: Miscellaneous
Damage: $3,350
Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0
Frazer, Pa.
July 15, 2005: Cause: Miscellaneous Damage: $102,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 15, 2005:
Cause: Miscellaneous
Damage: $102,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Spring, TX
Aug. 3, 2005: Cause: Miscellaneous Damage: $274,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Aug. 3, 2005:
Cause: Miscellaneous
Damage: $274,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Chantilly, VA
Oct. 3, 2005: Cause: Operator excavation damage Damage: $161,427 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Oct. 3, 2005:
Cause: Operator excavation damage
Damage: $161,427
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Houma, La.
Jan. 27, 2006 Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $250,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Jan. 27, 2006
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $250,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Magnolia, Ms.
April 4, 2006: Cause: Corrosion, external Damage: $245,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
April 4, 2006:
Cause: Corrosion, external
Damage: $245,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Romeville, La.
Nov. 30, 2006: Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $1.2 million Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Nov. 30, 2006:
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $1.2 million
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Ellicott City, MD
Dec. 12, 2006: Cause: Fire/Explosion as primary cause Damage: $150,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Dec. 12, 2006:
Cause: Fire/Explosion as primary cause
Damage: $150,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Luzerne, PA
July 20, 2007 Cause: Pipe seam weld Damage: $261,700 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 20, 2007
Cause: Pipe seam weld
Damage: $261,700
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Linden, AL
Sept. 19, 2007: Cause: Corrosion, external Damage: $302,977 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Sept. 19, 2007:
Cause: Corrosion, external
Damage: $302,977
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Gibson, La.
Oct. 17, 2007: Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $65,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Oct. 17, 2007:
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $65,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Mountain Top, PA
Feb. 18, 2008: Cause: Miscellaneous Damage: $300,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Feb. 18, 2008:
Cause: Miscellaneous
Damage: $300,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Franklin, GA
March 3, 2008: Cause: Unknown Damage: $185,790 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
March 3, 2008:
Cause: Unknown
Damage: $185,790
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Galveston, TX
March 20, 2008 Cause: Corrosion, external Damage: $574,335 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
March 20, 2008
Cause: Corrosion, external
Damage: $574,335
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Houma, La.
June 10, 2008 Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $575,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
June 10, 2008
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $575,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Freeport, Tx.
July 21, 2008 Cause: Corrosion, internal Damage: $180,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
July 21, 2008
Cause: Corrosion, internal
Damage: $180,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Houma, La.
Sept. 14, 2008 Cause: Miscellaneous Damage: $0 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Sept. 14, 2008
Cause: Miscellaneous
Damage: $0
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Appomattox, Va.
Sept. 14, 2008 Cause: Corrosion, external Damage: $800,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Sept. 14, 2008
Cause: Corrosion, external
Damage: $800,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Freeport, TX
Oct. 21, 2008: Cause: External corrosion Damage: $906,000 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0
Oct. 21, 2008:
Cause: External corrosion
Damage: $906,000
Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0
Houma, LA
Nov. 19, 2008 Cause: Miscellaneous Damage: $101,990 Injuries: 0 Fatalities: 0