Equitrans to Complete Mountain Valley Natgas Pipeline in 2023

Mountain Valley—the only big gas pipe under construction in Appalachia—is one of several U.S. pipeline projects delayed by regulatory and legal fights with environmental and local groups.

Reuters

The joint venture building the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia said on June 27 it still expects to complete the project in the second half of 2023 even though it asked regulators for four more years to complete the long-delayed project.

Mountain Valley—the only big gas pipe under construction in Appalachia—is one of several U.S. pipeline projects delayed by regulatory and legal fights with environmental and local groups that found problems with federal permits issued during President Donald Trump’s administration.

Mountain Valley on June 24 asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the extension from October 2022 to October 2026 due to ongoing litigation and court remand proceedings related to several permits and authorizations.

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