FERC OK’s Alternative Monitoring Measures for the Rover Pipeline

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FERC has approved Energy Transfer Partners’ request to implement the following alternative monitoring measures associated with the Rover Pipeline Project:

  • Surface pressure logging interval
  • Prescriptive drill specific response plan matrix

According to FERC’s David Swearingen, FERC staff along with the commission’s third-party technical experts, J.D. Hair & Associates, Inc., reviewed the recommended alternative monitoring measures and find they will provide necessary protection to waterbodies and other resources during HDD activities.

The Rover Pipeline Project includes new interstate pipeline and related facilities extending from the Appalachian supply area to a proposed interconnection with Vector Pipeline, LP in Livingston County, Michigan. It will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day 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 into the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada, which includes a broader network of distribution points back into the U.S.

The project is expected to be operational in November 2017.

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