Energy Transfer Partners said it was “frustrated” by an order by U.S. federal energy regulators to stop drilling under the Tuscarawas River in Ohio as the company works to complete the Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the first quarter:
* “Rover is frustrated by the inaccurate central premise underlying the letter received from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ... directing operations to cease at the Tuscarawas River,” ETP said in a filing made available on Monday
* ETP wants FERC to allow the company to continue drilling the second hole under the river as per the pre-approved plan
* “Rover and the capacity it represents are badly needed,” ETP said about its $4.2 billion project designed to carry up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale fields in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to the U.S. Midwest and Ontario in CanadaAnd further from another Reuters article:
Energy Transfer Partners LP provided U.S. federal energy regulators with an analysis of residential water wells in the vicinity of the company’s drilling site under the Tuscarawas River in Ohio as part of its Rover natural gas pipeline project.
In a filing made available on Monday, ETP asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to allow the company to resume drilling for a second pipe under the Tuscarawas later Monday, as it tries to complete the Rover project by the end of the first quarter.
FERC ordered Rover to cease drilling of the second pipe under the river on Jan. 24 and asked the company to evaluate alternatives to the drill after Rover lost some drilling fluid - a mixture of clay and water - in the hole.
Those alternatives included completing the current drilling, finding another location to cross under the river or go with just one pipe across the river.Click here to read the rest of that article.
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