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 of August, and is the first step in bringing the entire 713-mile-long pipeline fully online. With approval to use these three new compressor units, phase 1A of Rover can now transport more than 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from Cadiz to Defiance, Ohio. This is already a tremendous increase in regional capacity to transport natural gas, but is just under one-third of Rovers eventual capacity of 3.25 billion cubic feet per day.
It’s great to see Rover take another step towards completion. Increasing our pipeline capacity in the region is important for us to enjoy the benefits of our incredible natural gas resources. With the ability to transport it across the country, millions more Americans will see their heating bills drop. Rover is expected to be fully in service by the end of the first quarter of 2018, and CEPI is thrilled to see the progress they continue to make.