Mountain Valley Pipeline

Updated MVP Draft Forest Environmental Review Seen Arriving Ahead of Schedule

Updated MVP Draft Forest Environmental Review Seen Arriving Ahead of Schedule

Earlier than expected, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released a draft version of an updated environmental review needed for the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s (MVP) proposed 3.5-mile crossing of the Jefferson National Forest along the Virginia-West Virginia border. Notice of the availability of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) was published in the Federal…

January 5, 2023
Forest Service Working on (Another) Environmental Review to Address Fourth Circuit Court Decision

Forest Service Working on (Another) Environmental Review to Address Fourth Circuit Court Decision

As the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC works toward a target in-service date in the second half of 2023, the developer will have to wait until at least next summer to receive an updated environmental review from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The USFS plans to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the…

November 23, 2022
Senate Democrats Scrap Energy Permitting Reforms; Mountain Valley Natural Gas Conduit in Doubt

Senate Democrats Scrap Energy Permitting Reforms; Mountain Valley Natural Gas Conduit in Doubt

Senate Democrats removed language on comprehensive permitting reform from an emergency government funding bill passed late Tuesday in a defeat for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and the natural gas industry. Manchin had voted in favor of President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) on the condition that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) include an…

September 28, 2022
‘Continuing Headwinds’ Seen for Manchin Permitting Bill as Senate Vote Looms

‘Continuing Headwinds’ Seen for Manchin Permitting Bill as Senate Vote Looms

With the clock ticking, it remained unclear Tuesday whether Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) would secure the votes needed to pass a controversial permitting reform bill supported by the natural gas industry. The Senate Appropriations Committee released the text Monday evening of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government that must be passed by…

September 27, 2022
GOP Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Bill Competing with Manchin Plan

GOP Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Bill Competing with Manchin Plan

An overhaul of natural gas pipeline permitting by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is set to be included in a congressional spending package this week, but some House Democrats and now Senate Republicans are balking, with the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) caught in the crosshairs. Stopgap spending legislation, known as a continuing resolution (CR), is likely…

September 13, 2022
Manchin’s Goal to Get MVP Natural Gas Conduit Completed Facing Opposition

Manchin’s Goal to Get MVP Natural Gas Conduit Completed Facing Opposition

An overhaul of natural gas pipeline permitting by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is set to be included in a congressional spending package this week, but some House Democrats are balking at the measure to clear the path for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Stopgap spending legislation, known as a continuing resolution (CR), is likely to be…

September 12, 2022
Democrats’ Climate Deal May Revive MVP Natural Gas Project, Equitrans CEO Says

Democrats’ Climate Deal May Revive MVP Natural Gas Project, Equitrans CEO Says

A legislative compromise to help ease the federal permitting process for energy infrastructure projects would provide the certainty Equitrans Midstream Corp. needs to finally complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline, CEO Thomas Karam said Tuesday.  “The need for this proposed bill should be crystal clear,” Karam said, noting that MVP has been the “collateral damage” of…

August 2, 2022
As Deadline Looms, MVP Requests FERC Extension to 2026

As Deadline Looms, MVP Requests FERC Extension to 2026

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC is seeking an extension from FERC that would give the operator until October 2026 to finish construction on the delayed Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas conduit. In a letter filed last Friday, MVP asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for more time to finish construction in light of “ongoing legal and permitting challenges.”…

June 28, 2022
Mountain Valley Gets Green Light to Revamp Natural Gas Pipe Construction

Mountain Valley Gets Green Light to Revamp Natural Gas Pipe Construction

​​FERC recently amended Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s (MVP) certificate order to allow for changes to the natural gas conduit’s construction plans for 183 waterbody and wetlands crossings along the project route. The latest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission action does not itself clear the way for the embattled 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d pipeline to resume construction.…

April 12, 2022
Virginia Regulators Bring MVP One Step Closer to Construction Restart with Water Quality Permit

Virginia Regulators Bring MVP One Step Closer to Construction Restart with Water Quality Permit

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) received a new water quality permit from Virginia regulators last week, a development that could prove critical in the embattled Appalachian natural gas conduit’s quest to overcome regulatory setbacks and finish construction. Virginia’s State Water Control Board, on the recommendation of staff from the state Department of Environmental Quality, on…

December 20, 2021
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