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MVP Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart This Week

MVP Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart This Week

With its revised Endangered Species Act review now completed, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) is seeking FERC authorization to restart construction activities that have been on hold since an October 2019 order. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tuesday, MVP asked the agency to allow construction on the 300-mile, 2 million Dth/d…

September 23, 2020
FERC Nixes Rehearing of MVP Southgate Natural Gas Expansion, with One Dissent

FERC Nixes Rehearing of MVP Southgate Natural Gas Expansion, with One Dissent

FERC on Thursday turned back a rehearing on a 2-1 vote regarding its prior approval for Appalachian natural gas takeaway Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) to extend the system. The environmental impacts for the Southgate extension are acceptable, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled in its regular meeting. Chairman Neil Chatterjee and James P. Danly…

September 17, 2020
With Another Permit in Hand, MVP Closer to Construction Restart for Appalachia Natural Gas Conduit

With Another Permit in Hand, MVP Closer to Construction Restart for Appalachia Natural Gas Conduit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) last week gave the Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) another item to cross off its regulatory checklist by issuing an Endangered Species Act review of the 2 million Dth/d, 303-mile Appalachian natural gas conduit. Late last week, the USFWS notified FERC that it had finished drafting an up-to-date…

September 9, 2020
FERC Asked for Two-Year Extension as MVP Still Resolving ‘Permitting Issues’

FERC Asked for Two-Year Extension as MVP Still Resolving ‘Permitting Issues’

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, beset by legal and regulatory hurdles that have pushed back the startup of its 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d Appalachian natural gas conduit, has asked FERC for a two-year extension to bring the project online. Citing “unforeseen litigation and permitting delays” outside of the project’s control, MVP in a filing Tuesday with…

August 27, 2020
MVP Commits to Appalachian Trail Conservation, Complementing Natural Gas Pipe Development

MVP Commits to Appalachian Trail Conservation, Complementing Natural Gas Pipe Development

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, developer of the contentious 2 million Dth/d, 300-mile natural gas conduit, plans to donate up to $19.5 million for conservation efforts in Virginia and West Virginia, where the unfinished pipeline is routed. The commitment is part of an agreement between the developer and conservation groups the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and…

August 19, 2020
MVP Southgate Developers Still Targeting 2021 Service After North Carolina Denies Key Permit

MVP Southgate Developers Still Targeting 2021 Service After North Carolina Denies Key Permit

Striking another blow against Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a project beset by legal and regulatory challenges the last few years, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has denied a water quality permit for MVP’s Southgate extension. The DEQ on Tuesday denied MVP’s request for state certification under Clean Water Act Section 401,…

August 12, 2020
Despite ‘Considerable Progress,’ USFWS Seeking Longer Review of 2 Bcf/d MVP

Despite ‘Considerable Progress,’ USFWS Seeking Longer Review of 2 Bcf/d MVP

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will need even more time to revise its Endangered Species Act (ESA) review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), according to a FERC filing.

February 12, 2020
MVP Service Again Delayed as Project Price Now Exceeds $5B

MVP Service Again Delayed as Project Price Now Exceeds $5B

EQM Midstream Partners LP (EQM) on Tuesday again said the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would cost more to construct and take longer to enter service as legal issues continue to cause delays.

October 22, 2019

FERC Again Orders MVP to Halt All Construction

FERC has ordered Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) to stop nearly all construction along the entire 300-mile route just days after a federal court stayed key authorizations for the project.

October 16, 2019
MVP Voluntarily Halts Some Construction as Setbacks Continue

MVP Voluntarily Halts Some Construction as Setbacks Continue

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) appears to have satisfied federal regulators by limiting construction to protect endangered species, preventing for now what would be a costly stop-work order along the entire route for a delayed project to get more Appalachian shale gas to Southeast markets.

August 16, 2019
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