Earlier this week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a request by the Rover Pipeline 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.
This is incredibly encouraging news for the Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure, our members, and consumers across the region.
Why? Bringing these additional portions of the project online will allow for clean-burning natural gas to efficiently travel even further—transporting affordable, domestic energy to regional consumers and manufacturers alike. Bringing these sections into service is one step closer to allowing this $4.2 billion-dollar project to fulfill its full potential and serve its original purpose of efficient, safe energy production.
CEPI is proud to see Rover entering its final stages and reaching full operation. The pipeline is expected to deliver up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of Marcellus natural gas to markets across the region. After years of regulatory review and construction, it’s exciting to see the collective efforts of Rover, its construction crews, and state and local officials across the Midwest come to fruition.
As demand for petrochemical products continues to grow, it’s imperative that our regulatory bodies and energy companies work together harmoniously to ensure completion of the infrastructure we need to produce and transport those products. We’ve seen this cooperation with this latest development for Rover, and we look forward to seeing the project become fully operational.