FERC Says Rover Pipeline Construction Can Begin

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FERC has approved Energy Transfer Partners’ request to start construction on the Rover Pipeline, excluding the following:

  • Any of the workspace variances identified in Rover’s February 3, 2017 Implementation Plan (associated with workspace shifts or pipeline realignments);
  • 500 feet of cultural resources site numbers 33ST1088 and 33WE662
  • The Pinckney Recreation Area
  • Workspaces and route revisions required by environmental conditions 13, 14, and 45 of the Order

The Rover Pipeline Project consists of new interstate pipeline and related facilities extending from the Appalachian supply area to a proposed interconnection with Vector Pipeline, LP in Livingston County, Michigan. Once finished, the Rover Pipeline will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of American-produced natural gas to markets in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and Canada, with direct deliveries to 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 project is expected to be completely operational in November 2017.

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