Rover Pipeline LLC has moved forward with its proposed interstate natural gas project that will transport 3.25 Bcf/d of domestically-produced natural gas to markets in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and Canada, with direct deliveries into including Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and into the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada which has a broader network of distribution points back into the U.S., the Northeast and into the Canadian market.
The approximate $4.2 billion pipeline will gather gas from processing plants in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for delivery to the Midwest Hub near Defiance, OH, where roughly 68 percent of the gas will be delivered via interconnects with existing pipelines in Ohio and West Virginia for distribution to markets across the U.S.
The remaining 32 percent of the natural gas will be delivered to markets in Michigan via an interconnect near Livingston County, MI with the existing Vector pipeline, which has established delivery points to local distribution companies and the vast Michigan storage fields throughout the state.
Additionally, Vector will transport natural gas that is not delivered to Michigan markets on to the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hold a public hearing in April 2016 on the environmental impact of the proposed Rover pipeline project. In February 2016, FERC filed a draft environmental impact study.