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U.S. court allows Equitrans to keep building Mountain Valley natgas pipe

Nov 19, 2020 - Reuters UK

(Reuters) - The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a motion to stay a permit for the $5.8-$6.0 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia.

Analysts said that court decision on Wednesday - not to stay the pipeline’s Biological Opinion - increases the odds Equitrans Midstream Corp can put the long-delayed project into service in the second half of 2021.

The Biological Opinion from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows construction in ...