Seven years after it was announced, the PennEast Pipeline has been canceled following repeated regulatory and legal setbacks that have increasingly complicated other natural gas infrastructure projects across the country. 


PennEast scrapped the project on Monday following what it said was “extensive evaluation and discussion” among its five member companies. The project battled landowners, environmental groups and the state of New Jersey for years. Despite a crucial victory for the pipeline over the summer, ultimately the developers said there were too many regulatory hurdles left, including the need for a water quality certification in New Jersey. The state previously denied the permit

The project dropped its years-long efforts to condemn land owned by New Jersey last...