Mountain Valley Pipeline delayed, construction costs increase

CANONSBURG, PA (WOAY) – The Mountain Valley Pipeline is facing even more delays.

Equitrans, the company that is leading the development and will operate the pipeline, said the pipeline will not be done by the end of the first quarter as it previously announced.

The company is blaming adverse weather conditions. The update came as part of Equitrans’s fourth-quarter earnings report for 2023.

“The MVP JV retained a higher than planned contractor headcount through January, and into February, to maintain the right of way and address weather-induced issues, and also to be in a position to improve the pace of forward progress as soon as conditions became more favorable,” the company said in a press release.

When it was first announced, the pipeline was supposed to be done by 2018 and only cost $3.5 billion. Since then, the project has been delayed six years and costs an additional $4 billion.

The project has seen significant legal and regulatory disputes.

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