FERC approves Rover’s Phase 1B for service

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday approved Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline LLC to place Phase 1B of the $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline project into service, Kallanish Energy reports.

With the addition of the Phase 1B facilities, the project is now capable of transporting up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas.

Rover shippers now have access to six additional receipt points from Seneca thru Clarington areas of the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays in Ohio, with an incremental receipt capacity of 2.45 Bcf/d.

Rover has been in partial service from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio since Aug. 31, capable of transporting 1 Bcf/d of natural gas.

When in full service, the 713-mile Rover will transport up to 3.25 Bcf/d of 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.

The final phase of the pipeline is expected to be in service by the end of the first quarter of 2018.