The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Rover Pipeline LLC approval to begin operating three compressor units at its Mainline Compressor Station 1 in Carroll County, Ohio.
The approval came via a two-page letter dated Oct. 6 (reviewed by Kallanish Energy), signed by Shannon Jones, for Rich McGuire, director, FERC’s Division of Gas — Environment and Engineering.
Phase 1A of the pipeline can now move more than 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, which brings the project closer to its design total of 3.25 Bcf/d.
Phase 1A began operating on Aug. 31. Phase 1B of the pipeline from Seneca, Ohio, to Cadiz, Ohio, is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The Rover Pipeline Project is expected to be in full service by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
The approximately 713-mile pipeline will transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays to markets across the U.S. as well as into the Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in Ontario, Canada.