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 […]

October 9, 2017

Natural Gas Power Plants Help Fund Schools

It’s no secret that pipeline construction brings tremendous benefits to state and local communities. Whether it’s creating thousands of jobs, stimulating local economies, or providing a low cost, reliable fuel source, pipeline infrastructure improves lives. The benefits extend beyond construction though, and utilizing the natural resource that pipelines transport also brings in tremendous amounts of […]

October 4, 2017

Pipeline Infrastructure Needs To Match Historic Production

Nowhere have the effects of the natural gas revolution been more pronounced than in the Bakken region. North Dakota has seen tremendous gains from the utilization of their vast natural resources, both in the form of high paying jobs and a stimulated economy. This has all come on the back of incredible production of energy […]

October 2, 2017

U.S. Markets Need Pipeline Capacity

In the Appalachian region, the natural gas boom has resulted in record levels of natural gas production. Along with it we’ve seen greater energy independence, lower heating costs, and access to natural gas for businesses and manufacturers. Regional markets across the country, however, have been unable to access those same resources, due in large part […]

September 26, 2017

CEPI Statement on Ohio EPA Criticism of Rover Pipeline

Last week, the Ohio EPA stepped up its criticism of the Rover Pipeline, first hosting a conference call to suggest further legal action against the company, then issuing a press release accusing the company of ‘blatant disregard for Ohio’s environmental laws’. These actions came just days after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the […]

September 25, 2017

Two Senators Are Trying to Streamline Pipeline Permitting

Infrastructure projects are often forced to wait years and years for permit applications to be approved, delaying construction and the important improvements our infrastructure so desperately needs. Interstate natural gas infrastructure projects like pipelines have greatly suffered from this, and two U.S. Senators are hoping to change that. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Angus King […]

September 21, 2017

CEPI Statement on Rover Pipeline Resuming HDD

On September 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the Rover Pipeline’s request to re-commence horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at nine locations along the pipeline’s path. As FERC staff concluded, “Rover has demonstrated sufficient progress on the required rehabilitation and restoration of the areas affected by the inadvertent release and drilling mud contamination.” FERC’s […]