The Rover Pipeline recently submitted a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting to begin full service of commercial operations on Thursday, May 31. After years of planning, regulatory review, and construction, this is an incredible milestone for the project, and welcome news for members of the Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure – who all stand to benefit from increased access to domestically produced natural gas resources.
Last month, FERC allowed Rover to bring additional portions of the project into service, including the market segment of the pipeline, the Defiance Compressor Station, and the Vector Pipeline delivery meter station. Now they’re requesting approval on two sections of the Mainline B in northern Ohio.
The $4.2 billion project will help safely deliver up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestic natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas across the country, as well as into Canada. The project has already contributed more than $1.2 billion in direct spending to the U.S. economy. And that investment will continue with millions of dollars in tax revenues for local communities along the project route.
Demand for natural gas continues to grow across the country, but the only way to keep up with the need is for energy companies and federal regulators to work together. We must join forces and bring people the resources they need in the safest, most cost-effective way possible: pipeline infrastructure.
CEPI encourages FERC to approve Rover’s request, and let this much needed energy infrastructure go into operation.