FERC: Rover Pipeline Restoration Activities Not Progressing as Planned

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Due to a failure to satisfactorily complete restoration activities at two compressor stations associated with the Rover Pipeline, FERC today ordered Energy Transfer Partners to file an account within the next two days explaining why such activities were not finished within the committed timeframe, and include photographic evidence that these issues are being properly addressed.

According to FERC’s Rich McGuire, to date, the company has failed to complete the following restoration projects:

  • At Compressor Station 1, two parking areas were to have been restored by Jan. 1, 2018. To date, only one parking area is finished.
  • At Compressor Station 1, construction trailers were to have been removed and underlying areas restored by Feb. 1, 2018.
  • At Compressor Station 1, graveling of workspace within the facility was to be completed by Dec. 8, 2017.
  • At Compressor Station 2, installation of gravel and rock within the drainage channel has yet to occur and was to be completed by March 9, 2018.

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. 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.

It is expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2018.