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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rover Pipeline Requests Expedited Approval From FERC

From NGI:
Rover Pipeline LLC has requested that FERC approve authorization to construct 711 miles of supply laterals and mainlines, compression and other facilities to carry Marcellus and Utica shale gas from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio to an interconnect with Vector Pipeline in Michigan by the second quarter of 2016. 
Expedited approval would allow Rover to begin construction in June or July 2016, enable it "to maximize consideration of environmental and agricultural factors, along with constructing during summer and fall months when conditions are less harsh and more favorable to workers," according to a filing Monday (Nov. 9) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [CP15-93]. "Furthermore, it will enable Rover to address the takeaway transportation capacity needs of its producer shippers, many whose production is currently shut in and significantly bottlenecked, to Defiance, OH, no later than January 2017, and to the Vector Pipeline by mid-2017." 
Delaying authorization beyond 2Q2016 "will jeopardize Rover's ability to complete the work necessary to place its facilities into service in the safest and most environmentally sensitive and timely manner...[and] likely will extend Rover's construction timeline for up to an additional year and will similarly strand Marcellus and Utica production for the same period of time," the company said.
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