Rover Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, has received permission from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to resume construction on the Sherwood Lateral. According to the WVDEP, the cease and desist order, issued March 7, was lifted last week.
The ruling is the third positive development for the $4.2 billion project in the last two weeks. Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized Rover to commence service of the Market Zone North Segment, Vector Delivery Meter Station and the Defiance Compressor Station. On April 25, FERC also approved the company’s request to begin operations on a 51-mile pipeline segment and Mainline Compressor Station 3 in Crawford County, Ohio.
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. Once completed, 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 project is already operational, and currently capable of delivering up to 1.7 Bcf/d of natural gas from Marion Township in Noble County, Ohio, to Tiffin Township in Defiance, Ohio.