Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), backed by Congress and the White House, has received FERC authorization to finish construction on its long-delayed natural gas conduit.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an order issued late Wednesday cleared MVP to “move forward with all remaining construction” on the oft-challenged 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d Appalachian takeaway pipeline.

The developers are targeting an in-service date by the end of this year and have said construction on MVP is roughly 94% complete. Work on MVP, first approved by FERC in 2017, had been on hold amid various adverse court rulings on challenges to its permits.

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