Virginia

FERC Staff Issues FEIS for MVP Southgate Project

FERC staff has issued a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for EQM Midstream Partners LP’s Southgate Project, which would involve the construction and operation of 75 miles of 16-inch and 24-inch diameter interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina.

February 14, 2020

Fourth Circuit Strikes Again, Vacating Virginia Permit for ACP Compressor Station

A federal court has vacated yet another regulatory approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project, this time invalidating an air permit for a compressor station in Virginia.

January 8, 2020

EQT Puts $1.5B of Assets on Market in Push to Cut Costs Further

EQT Corp.’s new management team plans to slash spending significantly next year and unload up to $1.5 billion in assets to help cut debt and fulfill the promises made by CEO Toby Rice when he campaigned for control of the company.

October 31, 2019

Appalachian Industry Report Finds Big Consumer Savings in NatGas Boom

The boom in U.S. unconventional natural gas production, particularly growth from the Appalachian Basin, has led to significant savings for residential, commercial and industrial end-users across the country, according to a study commissioned by two Ohio-based industry groups.

October 22, 2019
Virginia, Duke Energy Commit to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Virginia, Duke Energy Commit to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Virginia and energy holding company Duke Energy each committed themselves Tuesday to plans aimed at achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

September 19, 2019
West Virginia Task Force to Promote Appalachia’s Emerging Petrochemical Industry

West Virginia Task Force to Promote Appalachia’s Emerging Petrochemical Industry

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed an executive order establishing a task force dedicated to creating more downstream manufacturing opportunities as the region’s petrochemical industry expands.

September 3, 2019
MVP Harming Protected Species, Say Green Groups as Another Lawsuit Filed

MVP Harming Protected Species, Say Green Groups as Another Lawsuit Filed

Pursuing a strategy that has slowed progress on another major natural gas project, environmental groups have filed a court challenge seeking to overturn federal approvals issued to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

August 13, 2019

Virginia Again Orders MVP to Stop Work on Small Stretch of Project

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has ordered Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to stop work on a two-mile stretch of the project in Montgomery County until erosion and sediment controls are fixed.

August 5, 2019

MVP Pushes Start Up to Mid-2020 as Costs Climb

EQM Midstream Partners LP said in a regulatory filing on Monday it was again increasing the estimated cost to build the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), which is now expected to enter service in mid-2020 instead of later this year.

June 17, 2019
Unlikely Allies Call for Deregulated Electricity Markets in Virginia

Unlikely Allies Call for Deregulated Electricity Markets in Virginia

Traditional rivals who have faced off for years over issues including property rights and environmental policies have come together in Virginia, calling for establishing a competitive retail electricity market to implement performance-based regulation and other reforms in the state’s energy market.

May 9, 2019
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