FERC: Rover Pipeline Can Begin Partial Service

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FERC has approved Energy Transfer Partners request to commence partial service of the Rover Pipeline Project along the Cadiz Lateral, Mainline A, Supply Connector A, and the Panhandle-Rover Interconnect.

According to FERC’s Rich McGuire, under the terms of the authorization, Energy Transfer Partners must ensure that it completes final cleanup of all areas where Mainline B and Supply Connector B are installed within 20 days after backfilling the trench, in accordance with Section V.A.1-2 of the company’s Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan.

In related news, McGuire added that Energy Transfer Partners has demonstrated that removal of drilling muds contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons has been completed at the Beach City Quarry and is proceeding satisfactorily at the Oster Quarry.  Also, McGuire stated that the company’s removal activities have been approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the removal of drilling mud and cuttings from the Tuscarawas wetland has been substantially completed, with disposal being reviewed and monitored by the Ohio EPA.

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. The Rover Pipeline 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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