Energy Transfer Partners announced Oct. 9 that Rover Pipeline LLC received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin operating three compressor units at its Mainline Compressor Station 1 in Carroll County, Ohio.
Phase 1A of the pipeline can now move more than 1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, which brings the project closer to its design total of 3.25 billion cubic feet per day.
On Aug. 31, Energy Transfer received FERC approval to put Phase 1A of the Rover Pipeline into service. Phase 1A, the 212-mile section from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, began natural gas service that day.
Phase 1B of the pipeline from Seneca, Ohio, to Cadiz, Ohio, is anticipated 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 production areas to markets across the United States as well as into Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in Ontario, Canada.