In April 2018, the MVP Joint Venture announced the MVP Southgate project, a proposed 70-mile interstate pipeline that will extend from the MVP at Pittsylvania County, Virginia to new delivery points in Rockingham and Alamance Counties, North Carolina. The MVP Southgate project is backed by a 300 MMcf per day firm capacity commitment from PSNC Energy. As designed, the MVP Southgate project has expansion capabilities that could provide up to 900 MMcf per day of total capacity. The MVP Southgate project is estimated to cost a total of approximately $450 million to $500 million, which is expected to be spent primarily in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, EQM expects to provide capital contributions of approximately $40 million to the MVP Joint Venture for the MVP Southgate project. In the fourth quarter of 2018, EQM assumed a portion of Con Edison's ownership interest and purchased a portion of PSNC Energy's ownership interest in the MVP Southgate project. As a result of these transactions, EQM's ownership interest increased from 32.7% to 47.2%. As of December 31, 2018, EQM was the operator of the MVP Southgate pipeline and owned a 47.2% interest in the MVP Southgate project. The MVP Joint Venture submitted the MVP Southgate certificate application to the FERC in November 2018. Subject to approval by the FERC, the MVP Southgate project has a targeted in-service date of the fourth quarter of 2020.
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