The Rover Pipeline this week received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities along the Tuscarawas River.
FERC previously suspended drilling at the river pending a review of protective monitoring protocols related to the Mainline B horizontal directional drill. Following that review, FERC authorized Rover to recommence drilling at the Tuscarawas River.
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.
“The ultimate goal is the safe and efficient transportation of domestically produced natural gas throughout the Midwest. This announcement is just another example of the collaborative effort by Rover and regulatory agencies to ensure the safe completion of the pipeline while working to protect the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
“Once completed the Rover Pipeline will provide the energy resources to support or region’s manufacturers, businesses and homes. The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI) applauds FERC’s decision and we look forward to the successful completion of the remaining portions of the Rover Pipeline.”