West Virginia OKs construction on parts of Rover line

West Virginia environmental regulators lifted their order halting Rover Pipeline construction on two segments where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia.

Inspectors in April, May, June and July found erosion-control failures that left sediment deposits in creeks and streams, Kallanish Energy understands.

The state Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC on July 17 to stop construction. The DEP said inspections this week showed permit violations were corrected.

One segment extends 36 miles from the Ohio border through Tyler and Wetzel counties to a compressor station at Sherwood in Doddridge County. Another runs for six miles through Doddridge County.

Construction wasn't halted on two other West Virginia segments.

The 700-mile Rover line will carry Marcellus and Utica Shale natural gas from West Virginia and Pennsylvania across Ohio and into Michigan.