Nearly seven years after receiving federal certification to build its 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) has requested FERC authorization to place the project into service.

MVP in a written request filed by its legal counsel Monday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve its in-service request by May 23.

Construction on the Appalachian takeaway pipeline resumed last summer after an act of Congress rescued the long-delayed project from myriad legal and regulatory setbacks. 

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The pipeline is “now nearing completion and will be ready for service...