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Further delay

This photo from June shows an area along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline near U.S. 19 in Braxton County that was damaged by flooding. The pipeline's lead developer said the projected in-service date for the project first announced in 2014 has been pushed back to the second half of 2023 and that the total project cost estimate is now $6.6 billion.  

The Mountain Valley Pipeline keeps getting costlier while the project’s completion date keeps drifting further into the future.

Pipeline lead developer Equitrans Midstream Corp. announced Tuesday that it’s now targeting a full in-service date during the second half of 2023 at a cost of roughly $6.6 billion.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or mtony@hdmediallc

.com. Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter.

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