Rover Pipeline HDD Activities at Tuscarawas River Site Can Resume

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Rover Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 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 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.

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

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