Oil Change International

February 2017



Launching a series of briefings on the Greenhouse Gas emissions impact of Appalachian Basin gas pipelines. We estimate the full lifecycle emissions of building and operating the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline and provide a critique of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s climate impact assessment in its draft environmental impact statement.

We find that the Mountain Valley pipeline would lead to annual emissions of over 89 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. This would be like adding 26 coal plants or 19 million passenger vehicles.

The Mountain Valley pipeline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Briefing is based on Oil Change International’s Gas Pipeline Climate Methodology.

Download this and other gas pipeline briefings here.

Also see A Bridge Too Far: How Appalachian Basin Gas Pipeline Expansion Will Undermine U.S. Climate Goals