Client: Appalachian Voices
Authors: Liz Stanton, PhD and Eliandro Tavares
On behalf of Appalachian Voices, Clinic Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD and Assistant Researcher Eliandro Tavares prepared a report that uses publicly available data and documents to examine the need for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate project, concluding that neither the developer nor the gas utility have demonstrated the need for MVP Southgate. The report finds that:
MVP LLC has not provided sufficient evidence of the need for MVP Southgate.
PSNC’s forecasts of gas demands are higher than other publicly available forecasts for the region.
Lower gas demand forecasts eliminate or delay the need for additional supply capacity.
Cost-effective supply- and demand-side alternatives exist to new pipeline infrastructure.