The Rover Pipeline today received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities at the eight remaining locations along the project route.
According to the FERC filing, Rover has committed to a number of specific measures at the recommendation of independent engineering firm JD Hair & Associates which will “will minimize the risk of future inadvertent releases.”
The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI) issued the following statement in response, which can be attributed to John McClelland, spokesperson for the coalition.
“FERC’s approval of the remaining HDDs for the Rover Pipeline is a significant step toward bringing the project fully online. After years of planning and regulatory review, it’s affirming to finally witness the project clear this regulatory hurdle. This brings Rover closer to safely and efficiently transporting domestically produced natural gas to markets throughout the Midwest and providing energy resources to our region’s manufacturers, businesses, and homes. The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI) applauds FERC’s decision, and we look forward to a successful completion of the remaining portions of the Rover Pipeline.”