The highly anticipated Rover Pipeline, a massive 3.25 Bcf/d Appalachian takeaway project scheduled to come online later this year, will likely begin partial service this month, backer Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) has confirmed.
"The Phase 1 section of the Rover Pipeline from Cadiz, OH, to Defiance, OH, is expected to be in service in July," ETP spokeswoman Alexis Daniel told NGI. "We do not anticipate any delays to the November 2017 in-service date on Phase 2."
Despite delays in receiving its FERC certificate, ETP has held to a tight schedule for Rover, maintaining its plans to bring the project online in two phases this year. The full Phase 1 -- connecting producing areas of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to the Midwest Hub in Defiance, OH, via Rover's Mainline A segment -- was originally scheduled to come online this month.
ETP had to revise its schedule slightly after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, responding to a 2 million gallon release of drilling fluids at a Rover horizontal directional drilling (HDD) site near the Tuscarawas River in Stark County, OH, ordered Rover to halt HDD work at multiple crossings for the project pending an independent review. Notably, FERC's order affects the supply gathering Clarington Lateral, as the lateral’s HDD crossing at Captina Creek in Ohio can't be completed without FERC lifting its moratorium.Finish reading this article by clicking here.
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