Rover Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to commence service at Mainline Compressor Station 3 in Crawford County, Ohio, and the 51-mile section of Mainline B between Mainline Compressor Station 2 and Mainline Compressor Station 3 associated with the $4.2 billion project. With this approval, three compressor stations for the project are now operational. In February, FERC ruled that ETP could place Mainline Compressor Station 2 in service, two months after allowing the company to begin operations at Mainline Compressor Station 1.
The Rover Pipeline includes new interstate pipeline and related facilities extending from the Appalachian supply area to a proposed interconnection with Vector Pipeline in Livingston County, Mich. Once completed, it will transport up to 3.25 bcf/d of domestically-produced natural gas to markets in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and Canada, with direct deliveries to Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and the Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in Ontario, Canada. The project is already operational, and currently capable of delivering up to 1.7 Bcf/d of natural gas from Marion Township in Noble County, Ohio, to Tiffin Township in Defiance, Ohio.