Virginia

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
Equitrans Sees ‘Inflection Points’ Ahead as MVP Works Through Delays

Equitrans Sees ‘Inflection Points’ Ahead as MVP Works Through Delays

Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is unlikely to enter service this year as its backers continue to grapple with a morass of regulatory issues that will take more time to resolve, lead sponsor Equitrans Midstream Corp. said this week.

May 1, 2019
North Carolina Democrats Ask FERC to Pull Atlantic Coast Certificate

North Carolina Democrats Ask FERC to Pull Atlantic Coast Certificate

A group of North Carolina lawmakers has called on FERC to suspend its certificate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP), a sign of potential political hostility to a project partially backed by regulated utilities that operate in the state.

April 17, 2019

Denbury Scraps Merger with Penn Virginia on Shareholder Opposition, Difficult Market

Lower 48 explorer Denbury Resources Inc. has scuttled plans to take over Penn Virginia Corp., blaming “difficult market conditions” and opposition by some shareholders.

March 22, 2019
Diversified Reaches Agreement with Pennsylvania on Well Plugging

Diversified Reaches Agreement with Pennsylvania on Well Plugging

Diversified Gas & Oil plc has reached a 15-year agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that addresses asset retirement obligations in the state, where about 40% of all its wells are located.

March 11, 2019

Virginia Decides Against Scrapping MVP Water Quality Permit

Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) has decided not to revoke Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s (MVP) Section 401 water quality certification (WQC) that the state issued in 2017, eliminating another element of regulatory uncertainty facing the project.

March 4, 2019

FERC Releases EA Schedule for Buckeye XPress Natural Gas Project

FERC staff expects to issue an environmental assessment (EA) next month for Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s (TCO) proposed Buckeye XPress Project in Ohio and West Virginia, which would add another 275 MMcf/d of natural gas capacity to the interstate pipeline system.

March 4, 2019

Southwestern Reports Successful Upper Devonian Wells in West Virginia

Southwestern Energy Co. increased year/year production by 5% to 946 Bcfe in 2018, even after divesting its Fayetteville Shale assets and becoming a pure-player focused on the Appalachian Basin, where it continues to extend laterals in a big way and see success in different intervals such as the Upper Devonian Shale.

March 1, 2019