Rover Pipeline HDD Activities at Tuscarawas River Site Can Resume

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FERC has approved Energy Transfer Partners’ request to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities at the Tuscarawas River in Ohio.

On January 24, the commission ordered the company to suspend HDD activities at the Tuscarawas River site because of concerns about potential environmental impacts, and, on February 2, Energy Transfer Partners was directed to submit a revised Stark County Sample & Analysis Plan addressing various protective monitoring protocols.

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 full project is expected to be placed in service by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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