Mountaineer Gas gets PSC Approval for First Phase

August 10, 2017

INDUSTRY NEWS (Martinsburg, WV) – Mountaineer Gas executives outlined plans for the companies $30 million natural gas pipeline project to run from Berkeley Springs in Morgan County to Martinsburg in Berkeley County that would more than double its natural gas output in the area at the Berkeley County Economic Development Authority meeting on Wednesday.

Construction of the 22. 5 mile pipeline — the first phase in a projected three phase pipeline project — is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018 and be completed by year end, or first quarter 2019, said Mountaineer Gas senior vice president and chief administrative officer Moses Skaff, who gave a project overview to the BCDA.

The second phase would expand the pipeline from Martinsburg down through Kearnseyville to Charles Town, Skaff said. A third phase would extend a pipeline from Martinsburg west over to Route 34.

The second phase of the project would run a 29-mile line extension from Martinsburg through Jefferson County to Charles Town and Ranson, Middleway and Shepherdstown.

The state Public Service Commission has granted approval for the first phase of the pipeline project. Mountaineer must re-apply to the commission for approval for both phase two and three.

Mountaineer’s pipeline in Morgan County will hook up a line from TransCanada, the gas company constructing a 3.5 mile stretch of pipeline that will be built 100 feet under the Potomac River from Maryland to West Virginia.


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