Energy Transfer Partners has received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resume Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operations along the Rover Pipeline Project.
Drilling operations at nine HDD locations approved by FERC are expected to begin within the week, with an emphasis on the Captina Creek HDD in Belmont County, Ohio. The completion of the Captina Creek HDD will allow the full Phase 1 portion of Rover from Seneca, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, to be placed into service by the end of 2017. Phase 1a of the Rover Project from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, was successfully put into service on August 31, 2017.
Throughout the remainder of the project, Energy Transfer Partners will continue to work with FERC to adhere to the requirements outlined. The company anticipates placing the full project into service in the end of the first quarter of 2018.
When completed, the Rover Pipeline will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets across the United States as well as into Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in Ontario, Canada.