The permits necessary for Equitrans Midstream Corp.’s long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to advance may come as early as May, allowing the company to bring the project in-service by 2023, CEO Thomas Karam announced. 


EQM is expecting the biological opinion from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by next Tuesday, “and based on the permitting timeline announced by other agencies, we expect to receive all of the required permits and approvals over the next few months. This timing will allow for mobilization of construction crews in the summer of 2023, which will position us to bring MVP into service in 2023,” Karam said during the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year earnings conference call. 

MVP, a joint venture of EQM subsidiary EQM Midstream Partners LP,...