- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Developers are considering alternative routes for a proposed pipeline that would carry deliver natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia.

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC spokeswoman Natalie Cox tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1vq4Cma ) that the company wants to find a route that has the least overall impact on landowners, the environment and cultural resources.

Cox says looking at alternative routes isn’t unusual in this early stage of seeking federal regulators’ approval of the project.

She says possible routes in multiple counties are being evaluated. She declined to provide details.

The 300-mile pipeline would run from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to another pipeline in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The project is a joint venture between EQT Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. It would deliver natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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