The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s (MVP) requests to proceed with construction at 103 temporary work spaces, 153 staging areas and access roads, and seven yards in West Virginia and Virginia. The Commission also authorized construction to begin between mileposts 0 and 9.6 in Wetzel County, WV, and between mileposts 198.5 and 210.8 in Giles County, VA. The 300-mile pipeline started preliminary work at sites in West Virginia in January, and has been cleared for more access across 10 West Virginia counties. Other requests to proceed with construction are pending. The company is also waiting to gain access to condemned properties in Virginia and for some regulatory approvals. The pipeline would move 2 Bcf/d of Appalachian natural gas to Southeast markets. Project sponsors are targeting a 4Q2018 in-service date.