December 3, 2019
The major stakeholder in the Mountain Valley Pipeline has unexpectedly cancelled a Texas company’s participation in the project.
Trinity Energy Services, based in Argyle (north of Fort Worth), says it received notice of the cancellation recently, but a spokesman said on Monday that the company hasn’t been given a reason.
The company specializes in oil and gas pipeline construction.
The troubled natural gas pipeline stopped construction in October when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered a suspension awaiting the outcome of court challenges by environmental groups.
The pipeline is a joint project of EQM Midstream Partners LP, Con Edison Transmissions Inc., NextEra US Gas Assets LLC, WGL Midstream and RGC Midstream. and would span more than 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.
Trinity spokesman Bob McKibbon told the Beckley, West Virginia, Register Herald that “We’ve all been kind of in the dark with it, as far as not much detail.”
“There’s nobody else talking to us about it.”
In May, 2018, Trinity was cited by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for water safety rule violations according to a report by the Charleston Gazette-Mail, with a ruling alleging unsatisfactory perimeter control and failure to install devices in a timely manner at four sites west of Morgantown, WV.