EQT Midstream provides gathering, transmission and storage services both to EQT
Production and to independent third parties. EQT is seizing opportunities created
by the Appalachian Basin’s burgeoning production of natural gas and other energy
EQT’s gathering system includes approximately 9,450 miles of gathering lines, 1,600
miles of which are FERC-regulated, low-pressure gathering lines owned by EQT Midstream
Partners. EQT completed various gathering line expansion projects in 2013 that added
approximately 385 MMcf per day of incremental gathering capacity and resulted in
year-end Marcellus gathering capacity of 1,500 MMcf per day – 1,150 MMcf per day
in Pennsylvania and 350 MMcf per day in West Virginia. To support the ongoing production
of natural gas throughout the Marcellus region, EQT plans to add approximately 440
MMcf per day of incremental gathering capacity in 2014 – 120 MMcf per day in Pennsylvania
and 320 MMcf per day in West Virginia.
- EQT Midstream’s transmission and storage system includes approximately 900 miles
of FERC-regulated interstate pipeline that connects to seven interstate pipelines
and multiple distribution companies. The interstate pipeline system includes approximately
700 miles of pipe owned by Equitrans and referred to as the Equitrans transmission
and storage system. Equitrans is owned by EQT Midstream Partners. EQT Midstream’s
transmission and storage system also includes an approximately 200 mile pipeline
referred to as the Allegheny Valley Connector (AVC), which was acquired in 2013.
- The transmission and storage system is supported by eighteen natural gas storage
reservoirs with approximately 660 MMcf per day of peak delivery capability and 47
Bcf of working gas capacity. Fourteen of these reservoirs, representing 400 MMcf
per day of peak delivery capability and 32 Bcf of working gas capacity, are owned
by EQT Midstream Partners. The AVC facilities include four storage reservoirs owned
by EQT and are operated by EQT Midstream Partners.
- EQT Midstream’s year-end total transmission capacity was 2,700 MMcf per day. During
2014, EQT expects to add an additional 650 BBtu per day of transmission capacity
in Pennsylvania, and 100 BBtu per day of capacity in West Virginia.