Analysts wonder if the timing portends trouble for infrastructure projects by the oil and gas industry with the new administration.
President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
US has threatened sanctions on companies involved in the project.
State Department report is expected to be issued later this week.
Revisions make it easier for projects to move forward but could be reversed by the incoming Biden administration.
Double E is one of several pipelines proposed to transport natural gas from the Permian Basin and is expected to enter service in 2021.
A spokeswoman at Equitrans Midstream, one of the companies building the natural gas pipeline, said the Mountain Valley team was aware of the revised state regulations and are sticking with their late-2021 target in-service date.
In fourth-quarter 2020, the administration ramped up its efforts to put rules into effect before Inauguration Day and avoid a Biden regulatory freeze.
Pressured by strict U.S. sanctions, Venezuela's oil exports plunged by 376,500 bbl/d in 2020, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and internal documents from state-run PDVSA.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is estimated to cost 9.5 billion euros (US$11.6 billion), will make western Europe more dependent on Russian gas and Washington says it will compromise European energy security.