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Equitrans Now Delaying MVP Startup to 2022; NC Regulators Reiterate Southgate Denial

Equitrans Now Delaying MVP Startup to 2022; NC Regulators Reiterate Southgate Denial

The Mountain Valley Pipeline’s (MVP) planned in-service date has slipped to 2022, and the total cost for the prolonged construction of the project has swelled to around $6.2 billion, management for sponsor Equitrans Midstream Corp. (ETRN) said Tuesday. Discussing the midstreamer’s 1Q2021 financial results in a conference call with analysts, COO Diana Charletta said the…

May 5, 2021
FERC Upholds MVP Construction Authorization in 3-2 Vote

FERC Upholds MVP Construction Authorization in 3-2 Vote

A split FERC on Wednesday upheld a recent decision to allow Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) to partially resume construction near national forest lands, denying a stay request filed by a coalition of environmental groups. Divided three to two along party lines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rebuffed efforts to overturn a December order allowing…

March 25, 2021
North Carolina Regulators Fail to Adequately Explain MVP Southgate Denial, Court Rules

North Carolina Regulators Fail to Adequately Explain MVP Southgate Denial, Court Rules

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) did not adequately explain its decision to deny a water quality certificate for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s (MVP) Southgate expansion project, a federal appeals court has ruled. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a ruling handed down late last week granted a petition filed…

March 15, 2021
MVP Pursuing New Strategy, Permits to Finish Building Natural Gas Pipeline

MVP Pursuing New Strategy, Permits to Finish Building Natural Gas Pipeline

Seeking to wrap up construction on a project long ensnared in a tangle of legal and regulatory complications, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) will pursue a new strategy to obtain the waterbody and wetlands crossing approvals that represent the natural gas conduit’s final permitting hurdle. Instead of waiting out the legal process on its stayed…

January 27, 2021
MVP Seeking Alternatives to Stalled Waterbody Crossing Permits for Natural Gas System

MVP Seeking Alternatives to Stalled Waterbody Crossing Permits for Natural Gas System

Seeking to wrap up construction on a project long ensnared in a tangle of legal and regulatory complications, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) will pursue a new strategy to obtain the waterbody and wetlands crossing approvals that represent the natural gas conduit’s final permitting hurdle. Instead of waiting out the legal process on its stayed…

January 26, 2021
FERC Dems Criticize ‘Piecemeal’ MVP Construction, Possibly Stalling Future Authorizations

FERC Dems Criticize ‘Piecemeal’ MVP Construction, Possibly Stalling Future Authorizations

FERC in its monthly meeting Tuesday failed to pass three draft orders for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a move that could augur poorly for the developer’s expectations to quickly complete construction amid the transition to Democratic leadership at the agency. In recent months, MVP has sought the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s blessing to continue…

January 20, 2021
USFS Finalizes Review, Clearing Way for MVP to Cross National Forest

USFS Finalizes Review, Clearing Way for MVP to Cross National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has finalized a supplemental environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a key step in resolving a permitting setback that has prevented construction on a small portion of the project routed through the Jefferson National Forest. Late last week, the USFS released a final supplemental environmental impact statement for…

December 14, 2020
MVP Earns Court Victory as Fourth Circuit Denies Stay of Endangered Species Permits

MVP Earns Court Victory as Fourth Circuit Denies Stay of Endangered Species Permits

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a project that has faced implacable opposition in the courts, secured a legal victory Wednesday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the natural gas conduit’s revamped Endangered Species Act approvals. The Fourth Circuit, a venue that has not shown much sympathy toward MVP in recent…

November 20, 2020
MVP Awaiting Decision on Construction Restart as New Court Challenges Filed

MVP Awaiting Decision on Construction Restart as New Court Challenges Filed

In keeping with an extensive history of persistent legal opposition to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to stay recently updated waterbody-crossing permits for the 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. In petitions filed Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a coalition…

October 7, 2020
Stream-Crossing Permits Bring New Court Challenges as MVP Awaits Construction Restart

Stream-Crossing Permits Bring New Court Challenges as MVP Awaits Construction Restart

In keeping with an extensive history of persistent legal opposition to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to stay recently updated waterbody-crossing permits for the 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. In petitions filed Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a coalition…

October 6, 2020
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