November 17, 2017

FERC Approves Drilling at Four Additional Locations for Rover Pipeline

The Rover Pipeline today received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to commence horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at four additional locations along the project’s route. According to FERC’s order, Rover’s site-specific measures for these four locations, developed in coordination with independent peer reviews conducted by third-party engineering experts J.D. Hair & Associates, have […]

November 15, 2017

U.S. Will Be Largest LNG Exporter Soon

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently announced new projections for the future of natural gas and oil production worldwide. They found that the United States will become the largest exporter of gas worldwide by the mid-2020s. As Natural Gas Intel writes, “The resilience of U.S. unconventional natural gas and oil from shale and tight resources […]

November 8, 2017

Natural Gas Infrastructure Promotes Economic Growth

Natural gas drives growth in economies and businesses where the resource is abundant. Thousands of jobs are created each year by the natural gas industry, and, according to The Canton Repository, these jobs pay “an average weekly wage of $1,350 in 2015, higher than many other sectors, including financial services, manufacturing and government jobs.” These […]

November 1, 2017

FERC Approves Faster Drilling Monitor For Rover

On Tuesday, the Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) approved changes to the Rover Pipeline’s plans for horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Previously, Rover was using an annular pressure monitoring (APM) tool, which resulted in a range of 18.2-74.5% downtime per HDD every week for Rover.  As Natural Gas Intel writes: “Citing reviews from staff and third-party […]

October 31, 2017

Natural Gas Brings Jobs, Hope to Ohio Community

Monroe County in Ohio was hit hard when Ormet Aluminum Corp. closed, and has been dealing with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. The community has been hit hard, but thankfully the natural gas industry is giving the county new hope through a recently proposed natural gas-fired power plant. The plant has […]

October 27, 2017

Rover Pipeline Connecting Marcellus and Utica Shales to New Markets

The Rover Pipeline is set to bring a truly incredible increase in the region’s capacity to transport natural gas to downstream markets. While the full capacity of Rover isn’t expected to come online until the first quarter of 2018, the first phase of Rover began initial service on September 1st, just last month. And in […]

October 23, 2017

Ohio’s Positive Transition to Natural Gas

The energy market in Ohio has changed dramatically over the last 25 years, and it’s been trending more and more towards natural gas, away from coal. In 1992, most of the energy in Ohio came from coal sources, with natural gas as an afterthought. This led to inconsistent energy prices in the state, with some […]

October 18, 2017

Ohio Poised to Become Petrochemical Hub

Ohio is on the edge of becoming the linchpin for a petrochemical hub in the Midwest region. Natural gas liquids that are taken from the Utica and Marcellus shales are most often sent away, down to the Gulf Coast where they are turned into new chemicals that are necessary for manufacturers in Ohio and neighboring […]

October 12, 2017

FERC Approves More Drilling for Rover Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved the Rover Pipeline’s request to recommence horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at four locations along the pipeline’s path. Rover “has committed to specific recommendations” and “continues to implement the protocols” requested by FERC to ensure safe and secure drilling, according to a letter provided by FERC staff. Additionally, […]

October 11, 2017

Rover Compressor Units Approved For Use

Earlier this week, Energy Transfer Partners announced that their Rover Pipeline project had received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to bring three compressor units online and begin operation. The three compressor units are at Rover’s Mainline Compressor Station 1 in Carroll County, Ohio. Phase 1A of Rover began operating at the end […]